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Kids get hands-on for NAIDOC week

Saturday, 20th July, 2013

North Public School’s Latesha Etrich enjoyed putting her handprint on the school hall for NAIDOC Week.PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt North Public School’s Latesha Etrich enjoyed putting her handprint on the school hall for NAIDOC Week.PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

North Public School had week-long activities for a belated celebration of NAIDOC Week.

The celebration of NAIDOC Week was held in the first week of school holidays, but North decided to hold celebrations throughout the first week back at school.

Teacher Sally Reminis said the Aboriginal Education team organised the event.

“The team is a mix of teachers and support teachers,” she said.

“We started the events on Tuesday with a flag raising ceremony and Lisa Kickett came to give the Welcome to Country.”

She said the students also listened to different dreamtime stories and did activities that focussed around culture.

“Each afternoon, we would get groups together to do different events,” Ms Hogg said.

“There was beading, painting message sticks, traditional Aboriginal games.”

Ms Hogg said to end the week, an assembly was held and students were able to paint the poles of the hall with their hand prints.

“We view the “Through Our Eyes” DVD, had the pole painting, a sausage sizzle lunch with traditional Aboriginal food,” she said.

“The students have really enjoyed themselves. It has been great.”

Ms Hogg said all the events were “really positive”.

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