Older News  » NAIDOC Week Celebrations Come Early!

Last updated 11:23 AM on 30 March 2016

On Monday, April 4, 2016 our annual NAIDOC celebrations will be held early due to NAIDOC Week falling in the school holidays. We also have some great things to showcase and didn't want to wait!

The 2016 theme, Songlines - The living narrative of our nation, will highlight the importance of Songlines to the existence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This theme will be one of the focuses of our event on Monday.

Our school will also be holding a sausage sizzle that we welcome all families to attend at 11.15am.

An assembly will be held 1pm in the Jackson Hall and we will be showing a fantastic dreaming story made right here at our school by our students! We will share some information about Aboriginal culture and the beauty and secrets of significant places in our area.

A very exciting language project will also be revealed and some of our talented students' artwork will be launched onto signs for our playground.

Please come along and support this great day and find out who will win our artist competition!  Our Stage three students along with the SRC will be running this assembly and would love their families to attend.

At 2pm we will be entertained by Troy Allen, a Bundjalung Goori (East Coast), who grew up in the Mount Druitt community. His totem is Wadjiny, the platypus. The Bundjalung Nation of Aboriginal people is the only one whose dreamtime stories talk about arriving in Australia from elsewhere. Troy uses song, music and didgeridoo, dance, artefacts, examples of ancient rock and cave paintings and firemaking demonstrations to tell the stories of his people.