NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.
Although NAIDOC week is generally celebrated from 7 to 14 July, we will l be celebrating NAIDOC Week during this week.
This year’s theme - We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963 celebrates and values the foresight, strength and determination of the Yolngu people who set into motion a long process of legislative and constitutional reforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The petitions are an important part of our history as they were the first traditional documents recognised by the Commonwealth Parliament and helped to shape acknowledgment of Aboriginal people and their land rights.
Our student groups will be presenting their work from NAIDOC Week on Friday afternoon at 1:40 pm and all families are welcome to attend.
Athletics Carnival - just as well we postponed our Athletics Carnival yesterday as the day was more conducive to a swimming carnival then athletics. We hope to run the carnival this Thursday (weather permitting) and if we are rained out again, we will need to run a shortened carnival on Friday morning, prior to our NAIDOC presentations.
Congratulations to our soccer team who won against Moruya PS last Friday. The boys will now go onto the next round of the PSSA competition.
This is the last week of term and I would like to wish all a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to your return on Tuesday 16 July. Please note there will be no Scoop during the first week back.
Indigenous Australians are encouraged to enter the 2013 National NAIDOC Poster Competition and nominate fellow community members to receive National NAIDOC Awards.
Indigenous artists can now start working on entries for the National NAIDOC Poster Competition which reflects this year’s NAIDOC theme. The winning entry attracts a $5000 cash prize and will feature on the 2013 National NAIDOC poster and be displayed across Australia in workplaces, schools and community organisations.