Our school community united on Tuesday 13 September to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022, which was held during the school holidays from 3-10 July 2022.
Local Aboriginal Elder Vaughan McGuire and his sons opened our College NAIDOC Assembly with a stirring Welcome to Country, traditional dance and song.
Talented Aboriginal musician Lilly Gogos performed alongside some of our students with a song they penned the day before.
Throughout the morning we listened to the powerful voices of our students and staff through prayer, song and video. Voices encouraging us to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! To go beyond just words and strengthen relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. Our NAIDOC Week Assembly was followed by a traditional smoking ceremony and morning tea with our families.
Across our College NAIDOC Week students and staff participated in a range of activities including:
- Damper making
- Staff morning tea of kangaroo stew and scones with Quandong jam
- 3 on 3 basketball
- NAIDOC Week Quiz in PCG
- Storytelling with Ngalak Nidja
- Wool braiding and face painting
- Sausage sizzle.
Specials thanks to our NAIDOC Committee who helped plan and deliver a very special NAIDOC Week for our school community.