Meet Brooke

Kii narrin-ik (hello, my name is) Brooke Wandin, I am a proud Wurundjeri woman and have grown up on Country in Healesville.

Since 2017 I have been facilitating Cultural Education, a program that aims to;

  • Recognise the Wurundjeri people as traditional custodians of the land on which HPS is built
  • Increase respect and understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Raise awareness of the diversity of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and languages throughout Australia
  • Where appropriate, share and promote Woiwurrung the language of the Wurundjeri people


HART 2021 finalist

Congratulations to HART 2021 finalist Healesville Primary School for their project ‘Culture for Life’! Culture for Life is a cultural education program at Healesville Primary School. Now in its fifth year, the program builds appreciation and understanding of both traditional and contemporary Wurundjeri culture, history and more recently Woiwurrung language. The program creates awareness and respect for cultural diversity within the school and the community. The program has been designed and delivered by Traditional Owner Brooke Wandin with support from her family and Elders. There have been significant results around the school with the program growing from Prep to Grade 2 participating in 2017 to all year levels in 2021. Preps say an Acknowledgement of Country in Woiwurrung language at the beginning of each day. Culture for Life aims to plant seeds of curiosity in students and, when nurtured, can grow into strong trees to live within them for their adolescent and adult lives.Reconciliation VictoriaBank Australia3KND Kool ‘N’ Deadly#HART21