Coonamble Public School : Maliyaa (means friend in Gamilaroi)
Coonamble Public School : Maliyaa (means friend in Gamilaroi)

Coonamble Public School

Coonamble Public School is a Connected Communities P-6 school of 240 students. The school is committed to educating students to be Respectful, Safe Learners. Children achieve in a safe, happy and culturally diverse environment through quality teaching practices, positive student welfare programs and constructive and supportive community involvement. Opportunities for sport and extra curricular activities are a priority.

Website:
www.coonamble-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Rhino Sculpture Name:

Maliyaa (means friend in Gamilaroi)

Rhino Inspiration

We investigated the flags of Africa and saw that the main colours of the flags were red, green and yellow. So they became background colours. We then wanted to show a part of Coonamble, so we worked with our Aboriginal Education Officer, Willy Ferguson, to use Aboriginal designs to reflect our community. Finally we discussed the conservation of rhinos and decided a message of “Horns Belong on Rhinos” would help people understand the threat to rhinos.

Rhino Sculpture Location:

Centro Nepean