On Wednesday the 30th of June a NAIDOC event was held at Point Pearce Campus for all Primary and ELC students from all three campuses involving Morgan Simmie, Year 9 volunteers as well as SRC members. NAIDOC Week is a chance for Australians to celebrate the culture, history, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
There were multiple bus runs for all the students and staff to Point Pearce Campus. Once everyone had arrived, an outline of the day’s activities and a talk on what the theme of Heal Country means was given by Sonya Rankine and a Welcome to Country spoken by Lynarha Newchurch who are both ACEO’s. The activities began with primary classes separated onto different stations and the ELC being entertained with playdough, colouring in, chalk, painting, outdoor play equipment and picture collages. There was a bonfire and a sausage sizzle at lunch for everyone involved.
Each activity took place with two SRC members and a Point Pearce Staff member supervising. The stations included bracelet making, outdoor Indigenous games, NAIDOC colouring in, tours through the Cultural Centre and a visit from Newchurch Horticulture who offered food tastings.
Behind the scenes, the amount of time and effort that was put into the NAIDOC event by staff was enormous and contributed to its huge success. It made the time and effort worth it which is a very rewarding feeling, knowing that you achieved something that everyone enjoyed. So, thank you, this wouldn’t have been possible without your help. Thank you for your time and effort for organizing the NAIDOC event!
Sophie Heinrich | Head Prefect