27th November 2020
That was a great celebration, done so respectfully.
Each campus did it their own way:
- Bath Street – Many thanks to Ben Swan for all his work. Ben went around every class completing NAIDOC activities; making bracelets, badges and snakes.
- Traeger – Many thanks to Aimee Clift, Jess Wright and Paul Tolliday for their contribution. Paul ran a Yarning Circle session with the Year 7’s; Jess had the whole of Traeger singing Paul Kelly’s From Little Things Big Things Grow, at the front of the school filmed by Naomi Hill’s drone. Aimee coordinated the whole week, with a fantastic display in the entrance foyer with the theme Always Was, Always Will Be and a section on Indigenous role models and what they’ve achieved in their lifetime.
- Sadadeen – Again, many thanks to Sue Ellem and Calib Hearn who organised weaving classes, soap making sessions all week and resurrected flying of the flags at Sadadeen. The Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Northern Territory and Australian flags were flying all week. Whatever campus we were on, it was wonderful to witness the respect towards the First Nations of Australia, whether it was in song, in a yarning circle or learning traditional crafts and activities. A fantastic week.