Our school celebrated NAIDOC Week from the 8th to 15th November. Taking part in NAIDOC Week is a great way to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to build bridges between all Australians. This year’s theme is ‘Always Was, Always Will Be.’ At Dunwich, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is every day. This year we have been fortunate enough to celebrate NAIDOC Week twice.
We commenced with a parade on Monday which included the Year 6 jarjums doing a corroboree, the whole school singing the national anthem in Dharawal language, the winner of the t-shirt art competition (Jaime-Lee) being announced and the presentation of the SER NAIDOC awards.
Throughout the week students:
checked out the Message Stone garden artwork located at the front of the admin building
visited the Padlock Midden and the NEW sign
used the yarning circle as their classroom
wore their NAIDOC shirts with Jaime-Lee's marvellous artwork printed on it.
It was a wonderful series of events.