NAIDOC celebration at St Joseph's Primary School

St Joseph's Primary School Laurieton students and staff celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures on Friday, August 9.

The day started with an acknowledgement of country by Tony Clark and a liturgy organised by Mrs Critchley, involving the Indigenous students of the school.

Students also re-enacted the story of the Three Brothers. Stevie Donovan played the didgeridoo before students went back to class to draw the Three Brothers Story.

After recess the children rotated around six different activities.

The children were lucky enough to learn about traditional Aboriginal tools from Tony Clark.

They learnt some Birpai language with Kathy and Tiana.

Kayla taught the children the meaning of the Aboriginal flag and made one with biscuits and icing.

Kim and six Camden Haven High School students painted faces with Aboriginal designs.

Kristy gave the children a sample of some traditional foods. She discussed the importance of working hard at school and going on to achieve big things through life.

Stevie taught Aboriginal dance and Ben from NSWRL put the students through a Ninja Warrior rugby league obstacle course.

After lunch the children went back to class to research famous Indigenous people and put their knowledge into a slide show on the computer.

St Joseph's would like to send a big thank you to the visiting presenters. A special mention must go to Kayla White who was instrumental in organising the entire day.

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