St Paul’s celebrates NAIDOC
St Paul’s Primary School held their NAIDOC celebrations on Monday, June 25.
The kids were able to enjoy face painting, kite making, painting banners, learning to make damper and kangaroo stew and much more.
Members of the Mawaamkarra Health Service visited the school to give the students a chance to learn how to make damper, kangaroo stew and even have a taste.
The students were organized into groups, which contained students from every year from pre-primary to year seven.
Principal Santino Giancono said that it is really important for the students to learn about the Aboriginal heritage.
“We have a number of Aboriginal students, and it gives them a chance to show off their culture and also encourages us to have visitors, such as the Mawaamkarra Health Service to show the kids about the Aboriginal culture,” he said.
“And the students really want to learn, they are very enthusiastic when it comes to NAIDOC.”
Traditional owner and Ngarluma member, Josie Sampson sang the Welcome to Country at the school assembly.
“NAIDOC is all about being recognized and it is good to honor the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders,” she said.
“It is our culture and how we survived and it is important that we can share our culture with different nationalities.
“It is about working together and living together in harmony.”