National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This years theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! And we are encouraging our students not to do it just today but every day.
In the courtyard we handed out NAIDOC wrist bands, had yarning circles and were doing mindfulness through colouring a collection of first nation colouring pages.
The yarning circle has been used by Indigenous peoples from around the world for centuries to learn from a collective group, build respectful relationships, and to preserve and pass on cultural knowledge.
Today our yarning circle focused on a place where you feel most connected.