On Thursday 5th September Year 7 as well as our Peer Support leaders and the visiting Japanese students with their buddies attended a special NAIDOC assembly. During the assembly the students learnt about the importance of NAIDOC and enjoyed speeches by Georgia-Lee OckerbyPickett in Year 12 and a local Aboriginal elder, Deanna Shriver. They watched a short film about some local Aboriginal sites of importance at Jibbon and played a NAIDOC trivia game run by our school captains. To conclude the assembly, Clayton Barker was acknowledged as the recipient of the “Deadly Kids Doindg Well Award” for academic achievement.
After the assembly, Year 7 continued with by learning and playing some traditional Aboriginal games. They also completed a traditional art activity. Our celebrations finished with a BBQ lunch, the highlight being some kangaroo meatballs, spicy sauces, damper and wattle-seed and lemon-myrtle ice cream. There were lots of smiles from the students. It was a very successful event.