National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year, to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.
National NAIDOC Secretariat
This year SGCS celebrated NAIDOC Week early as the official celebrations fall within our winter holidays. Our Community Prefects addressed the Senior School Assemblies about the importance of NAIDOC Week. Colourful posters featuring the theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! were displayed throughout the School.
Middle School students acknowledged and celebrated NAIDOC Week during roll call this week.
Mrs Emily Parsons, Middle School Support Team, created a PowerPoint slideshow and identified key resources to help teachers lead students in conversation about NAIDOC Week. Students were also encouraged to participate in a collaborative art project to celebrate the event.
One of the aims of NAIDOC Week is to narrow the gap between good intentions and actions. Our Senior Students have the opportunity to put this into practice by participating in a mufti day fundraiser for the Nungalinya Bible College, situated in Casuarina, a northern suburb of Darwin.