SJC Indigenous Yarns

Jingi Walla – Hello SJC community

We are nearly at the end of Term 2 and what a busy term it has been. 

We as a school community acknowledged National Reconciliation Week recently and one of the beautiful ways in which we did it was by the construction of our ‘Reconciliation tree’ in the library.  This was a wonderful collaboration from students and staff with it resulting in a beautiful ‘house colours’ paper tree displaying our school’s collective efforts towards reconciliation.  Students and staff were invited to add their leaf to the tree and over the week it grew into an amazing display of respectfulness, support and community.  Well done, our St Joey’s community!! 


Next week we have three of our Indigenous students attending ‘winter school’ university experiences in the school holidays.  These students were selected from students from around Australia and had to meet certain academic and cultural requirements.  Tiabella Close and Alysha Whitehouse from Year 11 will attend the Indigenous Australian Engineering School held at the University of Sydney, and Thomas Busbridge from Year 10 was selected to attend the InspireU STEM camp at University of Queensland, Brisbane.  We congratulate these students and wish them well for what we know will be an amazing week of experiences, culture and leadership.

Finally in news our Tweed Coast community will celebrate NAIDOC Week beginning on Sunday 3 July and ending on Sunday 10 July.  This year’s theme is ‘Get up, Stand up, Show up’ and there will a multitude of events in and around the Tweed and Gold Coast regions for everyone to participate in and I encourage you to go along to some of these fun and enjoyable experiences of learning, sharing and immersion of our beautiful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

St Joey’s will celebrate NAIDOC Week within our school in Week 2 of Term 3 and we look forward to that great week of festivities and collaboration.

Have a wonderful winter break everyone!!

Bugalwan – beautiful blessings

Mrs Lexe Busbridge
Indigenous Education Worker