Our school last week celebrated NAIDOC Week, a special week celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and recognising Indigenous Australians’ contributions to our country. The theme for this year is, ‘Always was, Always will be’.

Ms Fiona Stewart-Sandeman worked with The McAuley Strong Sisters Group, a small group of Aboriginal students, in organising the celebrations. 

During Homeroom each morning Indigenous music was played over the PA; at the school assembly on Wednesday, 11th November, the Strong Sisters presented on the theme for NAIDOC with Year 12 student Shanaya performing a traditional dance; a smoking ceremony was conducted by Shanaya at the conclusion of the assembly; and on Thursday some classes participated in ‘Deadly Moves’, an interactive event run by the CEDP Jarara Indigenous team or conducted their own dance lessons.


Written By

Jacqui Hamilton | School Development Officer

Jacqui Hamilton | School Development Officer
Catherine McAuley Westmead

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