On Monday 26 July we celebrated NAIDOC Week: Heal Country at a special College Assembly. This is a significant cultural event for our school community and marked the start of a week of activities including a 3 on 3 basketball competition, cooking, yarning and workshops.
Aboriginal Elder Shaun Nannup delivered an inspiring Welcome to Country. This was followed by a Corroboree led by Jayden Boundary and song performed by Lilly Gogos accompanied by some of our students. A video made by students and staff was showcased to explain this year’s NAIDOC Week Theme: Heal Country and what the term Country means to First Nations people.
The morning concluded with a Smoking Ceremony and morning tea for families of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Some of our Boarding students also attended a Smoking Ceremony and Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.
We are grateful as a College community for the opportunity to come together to learn and celebrate the rich culture of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, our students and the wider community.
Photo credit: Michael Kaye, Year 10.