NAIDOC Celebrations

Today we participated in a variety of fun activities to celebrate NAIDOC Day. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee and is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. We were joined by the Millabah dance troupe from the Hunter School of Performing Arts, who performed some traditional and contemporary dances and then worked with our students during a range of fun activities. Our activities included face painting, boomerang art, traditional games and dance. Well done to everyone for their active involvement and thank you to Ms Chapman for organising this great day.

2 thoughts on “NAIDOC Celebrations

  1. Great pics thanks Ms Armstrong!
    I was so lucky to be working in canteen today and be able to watch some of the Millabah performance.-They were fantastic and had the students really engaged.
    I kept thinking how far Australia has come in that our schools actively celebrate the indigenous culture of this country. When I was at school (and yes, it was in the last century) none of this was shared with us. We grew up ignorant of a heritage (the oldest existing culture this planet has!) that belongs to us all just by calling Australia our home.
    It fills me with hope to see our kids so involved. How fortunate our children are to have this opportunity provided for them. With every generation the gap will be bridged and greater understanding reached. Thanks…Gotta love THPS! 🙂

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