Cultural activities for Naidoc Week
Woy Woy Public School has celebrated 2019 Naidoc Week with a number of cultural activities designed to teach students about the history of indigenous Australians.
"This year's Naidoc Week celebration was all about giving voice to words that connect our indigenous people to country, to an understanding of country and to a people who are the oldest continuing culture on the planet," said relieving principal Mr Dan Betts.
"The theme Voice, Treaty, Truth references the three key elements of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, a truly inspirational text that identifies the need for a set of reforms that represent the unified position of First Nations Australians," he said.
Over Naidoc Week the school arranged several activities for students with this year's program of events highlighted by a visit from the Aunties of Mingaletta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Corporation and local bush tucker guru, educator and environment advocate Mr Jake Cassar.
"We also welcomed aboriginal artefacts and stories expert Uncle Tim and Kristie Waters, a proud Wiradjuri woman, who was able to pass on some Wiradjuri language to our students," Mr Betts said.
All invited guests engaged with students in various activities from basket weaving to didgeridoo playing.
The school also unveiled its newly landscaped bush tucker garden as part of the festivities.
"I would like to re-iterate how proud we are and how privileged we feel to have been able to establish the relationship that we have with our Aunties from Mingaletta."
Newsletter, 5 Jul 2019
Dan Betts, Woy Woy Public School
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