Last week we were lucky enough to celebrate NAIDOC week as a school community and had a range of interactive activities on offer for staff and students over the week. One of the highlights was our whole school NAIDOC assembly with the visiting group, The Yugambeh Aboriginal dance troupe performing.
Many students participated in this assembly which was a wonderful example of this year's NAIDOC theme, ‘Get up, Stand up, Show up’ showcasing our beautiful local Bundjalung culture.
Students and staff were also able to learn a new Bundjalung word/phrase each day, listen to Indigenous artists themed bells, view a library display of paintings and artefacts, participate in a Bush tucker talk and walk, Aboriginal art activity, learn to play didj or Learn to weave.
Our Allstars Non Indigenous Vs Indigenous students gathered on Friday for the final activity in our NAIDOC week celebrations. A warm and sunny winter's day brought our school community down to the oval to watch the Indigenous side take out the honours for 2022 with Jayden Wilson and Blake Murphy being named best and fairest for their respective teams. This was a spectacular way to wrap up a wonderful week of learning, sharing and celebrating our local Indigenous culture.
Congratulations and Thank you (Bugalbeh) to our St Joseph's community we 'got up, stood up and showed up'!!!
Bugalwan (good blessings)
Mrs Lexe Busbridge
Indigenous Education Worker