King Street Public School NAIDOC 2015 celebrations

Our NAIDOC celebrations on Friday 7 August were a great success! It was wonderful to see all the students celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and traditions.

This year’s NAIDOC theme, We all Stand on Sacred Ground; Learn, Respect and Celebrate, was the basis of our celebrations at King Street.

We learnt about many different significant Aboriginal sites in our local area through Warren Taggart’s presentation during the NAIDOC assembly. We recognised the academic success and achievements of our ATSI students and we joined in with our Aboriginal dancers, and Aboriginal dancers from the high school, to learn about and celebrate Aboriginal culture.

During the middle session, each stage participated in four different cultural activities including viewing and learning about traditional Aboriginal artefacts with Sharon Bailey, and boomerang throwing with Michael Heitmeyer.

In the afternoon session, every student created a dot painting on a hand template which was turned into a mosaic of hands to represent the Aboriginal flag. This will symbolise our unity in our respect and appreciation of Aboriginal education, cultures and traditions.

Thank you for your participation in Friday’s activities — it looked like everyone at King Street had a great day!

Photos from the KSPS NAIDOC celebrations

Story contributed by Rebecca Collins from King Street Public School. Published in 2015.