Welkum por mipla Northern Peninsula Area State College.....
On behalf of the College, mipla wandeh acknowledge all Elders and Traditional Owners blo past and present blo ples, weh this building e stand up.
The College would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which it is built, and would like to acknowledge the Elders both past and present.
The Northern Peninsula Area College is a P-12 College with three campuses. Injinoo and Bamaga Primary Campuses have pre-prep to year seven grades while the years eight to twelve secondary needs are met by the Senior Campus. All campuses are managed by a Head of Campus, with the College Principal overseeing strategic direction.
The Northern Peninsula Area communities consist of people who identify strongly with Aboriginal culture, Torres Strait Islander culture and non indigenous culture. Many local families originate from Sabai Island and Badu Island as well as many other islands in the Torres Strait.
The people of Injinoo are descendants of the original Aboriginal people of this area, while other Aboriginal communities have strong ties with Old Mapoon near Weipa or Lockhart River. There is a regular flow of family members visiting relatives and relatives visiting from throughout the Torres Strait and other mainland centres such as Townsville, Cairns and Weipa. This makes for a variety of cultural practices, experiences and expectations.
The designs on each side of the college website are reproductions of a mural in the assembly area of the senior campus of the college. The mural was completed in 2013 by Indigenous artists Mr Teho Ropeyarn and Mr Vincent Babia.
The red, yellow and black image to the left are from the left side of the mural which represents the Aboriginal culture of the Northern Peninsula Area of Cape York. The animals are the totemic animals of the peoples of this region.
The blue, white and green half of the mural represents the peoples from the Torres Straits who have settled in the region and their totemic animals.