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NAIDOC Assembly

28/07/2016
naidoc dancers

Assembly Leaders: Corban Kanaveilomani and Savannah Orcher

Acknowledgement of Country: Joseph Orcher

Principal's Address

Mr Green spoke on the topic of one human race with different people groups. He encouraged students to think, on this NAIDOC week, that underneath the concrete and asphalt and underneath the colours of our school we are all proud members of the human race - respect and love each other. 

Guest Speaker - Alfred Orcher

Mr Alfred Orcher addressed the students about the 2016 theme of NAIDOC: Songlines: The living narrative of our nation. He explained the concept of Songlines and how this year's NAIDOC theme represents young people going to school and creating their own Songlines. He encouraged students to think about their own Songline: Where are you going? How are you going to be responsible for your Songline?

What is NAIDOC and why do we celebrate it?

Mrs Robyn Dodd explained the culture and heritage of NAIDOC and told stories to encourage students to appreciate Indigenous culture and heritage and share with other members of the community. She encouraged students to respect all cultures.

Assembly enjoyed performances by Casey Turnbull, on didgeridoo, and the Wakamilaroi Dance Group.

Thanks to Ms Stacey Trindall for her organisation and to our speakers and invited guests for marking NAIDOC week.