Students Open NAIDOC Week Celebrations with Assembly

This morning students, staff and members of the community welcomed the opening of NAIDOC Week, with an assembly.

Students from Room 6 wrote and presented their assembly on the topic of Heal Country for NAIDOC Week.

They shared their learnings from their weekly Yarning Circles, including information about NAIDOC, the concept of Country, and local history.

Students also shared their own Acknowledgements of Country, written from the heart in the spirit of reconciliation.

Below is Sarah Boyd’s personal Acknowledgement of Country;

I would like to acknowledge the past and present Thalanyji People for how they have kept their culture alive for so long and how their language is so unique and beautiful. I am very thankful for them keeping this land I learn, live and sleep on, safe and clean.

People should acknowledge these things to help heal all Australians, old and young. The Elders have passed on their traditions for thousands of years.

I would also like to acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations and all of the wonderful, native animals and plants.

I will walk on this land quietly and gently with my friends and family.

Finally, all students joined together to sing My Island Home by Spinifex Gum.

A special thanks goes to Irene Hayes, Tracee Drummond, Tarryn Hayes and Renee Elliot who helped Room 6 prepare for this ceremony.


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