Ngamilmali Maarumali translates to teach, heal in the Gamilaraay language of the Gamilaroi peoples.
Lee is passionate about working with Indigenous & non-Indigenous young people. The Ngamilmali Maarumali program is perfect for schools, organisations, councils, and others who are seeking authentic ways to connect kids with Culture.
Lee has developed a pathway in the education space that provides Indigenous youth with an opportunity to a 12-month scholarship at Thornbury Primary School in Melbourne. Thornbury Primary School, Winner of Koorie Excellence in Education will provide practical work experience and relevant educational support and mentoring. The trainee will also attain a Certificate III in Education Support with further qualification, scholarships, and employment pathways. The Scholarship is also available in other metro and regional areas.
Nganilmai Maarumali has been enthusiastically embraced by all of Thornbury Primary’s students, teachers and community. The practice features Aboriginal language, shares Aboriginal culture and supports environmental and sustainability learning as well as promoting health and well being.
Lee is a wonderful Educator using her incredible ability to provide a diverse range of educational tools and understanding of childhood development to allow our children to explore a Connection to Country. Lee is warm and empathetic in her teaching style as well as holding a great professional standard within the school communityWellbeing Leader, Thornbury Primary School
The Connection to Earth and Country was fantastic for grounding the children and allowing them to experience Aboriginal culture. It provided a calm focus for the dayThornbury Primary School
It has opened my eyes to what I can do in my classroom. I have been incorporating the tools in my lessons. Thanks so much Lee!Thornbury Primary School