Woy Woy PS staff build connection with aboriginal community

The shirts were designed by local Aboriginal artist Maurice Goolagong

Staff at Woy Woy Public School will wear a special shirt each Wednesday in a nod to local Indigenous communities.

The shirts, which were designed by local Aboriginal artist, Maurice Goolagong, showcase the school’s colours and the local whale totem.

Principals Ona Buckley and Dan Betts said the school was proud to show the community the new staff shirts.

“We are a school with 14 per cent of students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and are proud to promote the culture of our First Nation’s peoples,” the Principals said.

“We have a wonderful school and working together ensures a positive, inclusive and supportive environment for our prime reason, which is the all-round educational, social and emotional wellbeing of children in our care.

“Thank you to Maurice for this wonderful opportunity to show our pride in our local Aboriginal community and bring awareness to Aboriginal culture.”

From next term, students will also have the opportunity to purchase the shirts to wear as their uniform on Wednesdays.

Newsletter, May 28
Woy Woy Public School