NAIDOC Week fun at Woy Woy

Winning Students of the NAIDOC Week Art Competition

Woy Woy Public School students participated in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activities in celebration of NAIDOC Week 2020.

Aboriginal Programs Teacher Chloe Nebauer said some experiences included rock art, Aboriginal flag art, Bush Tucker Garden tours, 1967 referendum lessons, symbol art, visual arts, Aboriginal history writing, and weaving.

“Our NAIDOC Week Art Competition was a huge success, with all students participating and learning about the story behind the artwork for this year’s NAIDOC poster,” Nebauer said.

“Congratulations to our class winners who received Koori Kids stationery and a Reconciliation pin, and to our major stage winners who received Koori Kids stationery and an Aboriginal art skate helmet.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Mingaletta Aunties were not able to visit the school, so instead they recorded an informative video for the students to watch.

“A special thank you to the Mingaletta Aunties for staying connected with our school community through restrictions,” Nebauer said.

“All classes watched a video they made talking about their thoughts on this year’s NAIDOC theme; Always Was, Always Will Be.

“The Aunties also organised a shared artwork on a large canvas for all students to contribute to over the week.”

Preschool teacher Whitney Williams said Guliyali Preschool students made an artwork which was entered into the Peninsula Community Centre NAIDOC Art Competition.

She said the children created a representation of the Bush Tucker Garden which is located at the front of Woy Woy Public School.

“We were happy to be notified that our artwork was award-winning,” Williams said.

“We received a basket of home-made scones, native fruit jams and a $100 gift voucher to purchase resources at The Koori Curriculum.”

Newsletter, Nov 20
Woy Woy Public School