National Aborigines & Islanders Day Observance Committee
Throughout week two, Cecil Hills High School proudly celebrated NAIDOC week.
NAIDOC Week stands for National Aborigines & Islanders Day Observance Committee.
This week was dedicated to celebrating the culture, history and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Throughout NAIDOC Week our Aboriginal students created and displayed posters all across the school promoting our continued connection to Darug Nation.
Always was, Always will be
The theme for NAIDOC Week 2020 is “Always was, Always will be” which recognises that the First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ acknowledges that hundreds of nations and cultures covered in this continent, by managing the land to sustainably provide for our future.
Throughout the week, all students participated in a Connect lesson, enlightening them on the importance of coming together and celebrating an essential part of Australian History.
Through this lesson, students were given a chance to enter a NAIDOC colouring competition presented by NAIDOC Australia.
The goal of NAIDOC week is to engage and gain an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures. This is at the core of the program and what we at Cecil Hills High School proudly support.
Darug Nation Land
Finally, at Cecil Hills High School we sit on Darug Nation Land. We wish everyone a vibrant and successful NAIDOC Week celebration, as we come together to recognise and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, heritage and achievements.
Ms D Kulevski
Aboriginal Coordinator I Diversity Team