NAIDOC Week 2020

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

NAIDOC Week has been postponed nationally to November 8-15th. We have decided to celebrate this week and all students have completed activities.

Please follow this link to view the video from Pre Primary 2.

Video link

https://youtu.be/OFVj79oc-vo   (this is unlisted so only parents with the link can access the video)

The Year 2/3 students completed some research on Aboriginal culture.
The Kindy students had fun making a ‘fire’.
The Kindy students made pictures from native nuts and leaves.
Pre Primary 2 make this wonderful display.
The Pre Primary 2 students made colourful dot paintings.
The Year 5 students in Area 14 researched famous Aboriginal People.

NAIDOC Week            

NAIDOC Week is a week Area 6 celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. It stands for ‘National Aboriginal Islander Day Observance Committee’. It’s celebrated from the first Sunday in July to the second Sunday in July. 

To recognise Indigenous people, we’ve studied Aboriginal Dreamtime stories. We wrote Dreamtime a story called ‘How the Turtle got its Shell.

Today we made ‘Indigenous Flag Hands’. We traced our hands, drew the flag and Aboriginal designs and coloured them in the Aboriginal flag   colours to make them look like the flag. By Emily Younger