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The Dragons have announced Gwynneville Public School student Melody Ong as the club's 2023 school learning icon design competition winner.

Gwynneville Public School was one of 13 schools who entered the competition, with close to 200 entries.

The competition is designed to get schools and students thinking about the importance and relevance of the Aboriginal history on the lands of which their school is situated and from where they are learning.

After working with local Aboriginal families, associations, and elders, the students were asked to design a 'learning icon' which reflects on this ancient history of our First Nations people: their culture, their uniqueness, and their respect of country.  

The school learning icons are hoped to complement their school logo, sitting proudly with it, displaying the school’s commitment to recognising the importance of our true history.

Proud competition sponsors Woolyungah Indigenous Centre (UOW) were very impressed with the quality of the 2023 entries.

This year, the winning school received:

  • A $1000 voucher from the UOW Resource/bookstore (kindly donated by Woolyungah Indigenous Centre)
  • A Dragons jersey to help the school with fundraising efforts
  • The Dragons hosting a breakfast at the winning school (see above video)
  • Class(es) involved to receive individual Dragons packs

See Melody’s design below:

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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