Celebrating first nations people

Students showcasing their weaving and dot painting techniques

Students celebrated NAIDOC Week at Pretty Beach Public school with a focus on understanding this year’s theme; Always Was, Always Will Be.

Principal Karen Wardlaw said the week started with a whole school assembly which helped outline the importance of NAIDOC Week.

“It was so incredible to see Sunday give a special Acknowledgment to Country at the assembly that was very unique to her family and Pretty Beach Public School,” Wardlaw said.

“I would like to thank Sunday, with the help of her mother, Jazlie for making this happen.”

The week’s activities included art sessions to recognise and appreciate weaving and dot painting techniques, as well as traditional Aboriginal games like Kokan, Apwerte and Boogalah.

“I hope all students enjoyed the activities and have learnt the importance of recognising the first nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65, 000 years,” Wardlaw said.

“With this extensive amount of time, they have so much knowledge to share, from which we can learn so much.”

Newsletter, Nov 19
Pretty Beach Public School