2019 NAIDOC Celebrations
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by all Australians. NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.’ This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.
This year, NAIDOC week occurred during the July school holidays and therefore as a school we celebrated in Week 2, Monday 29th July.
Lunchtime celebrations included damper and kangaroo sausage tasting, face painting, braiding and writing messages on message stones. Students from Sevenoaks and Yule Brook College performed culturally significant dances to staff and students.
Special thank you to our performers and to Ms Hirschberg and her Yr12 Hospitality class who cooked 50 loaves of damper and did an amazing job!