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Assembly (T2 Wk10) Celebrating NAIDOC Week
27 June, 2022 @ 8:55 am - 9:30 am
This week we celebrate NAIDOC.
8:50am – The day will begin with an online Whole School Assembly to open NAIDOC Week. Hosted by the Student Councillors with Special Guests in the Hive. Parents are welcome to attend.
What is NAIDOC? National NAIDOC Week is a celebration held across Australia in the first week of July each year, due to the school holidays we are acknowledging NAIDOC week a week earlier. The week’s intent is to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Each of us brings a different understanding and knowledge to this week, recognising what we don’t know or understand is also an important aspect of this celebration, this is a time to listen and learn.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. It is important to remember NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.
Each year, the NAIDOC Week theme is chosen to highlight matters of importance, create awareness and to recognise the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The NAIDOC Week theme for 2022 – Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
This is a powerful theme, encouraging all of us to champion and drive change, while also acknowledging and celebrating those who for generations have driven positive change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a proud history of getting up, standing up, and showing up, and they continue to show up today. The actions of these people are not reflected in our history books, this week’s theme of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! seeks to recognise the historic truth, ensuring as Australian’s we are exposed too and taught an authentic history of Australia.
Happy NAIDOC Week and we encourage you to attend one of the numerous NAIDOC activities and celebrations that are being held in the school holidays.
I would like to acknowledge the work of the Koolbardi Committee for organising this week’s school-based activities, in particular Mrs Sefton and Miss Bynder. Please take time to observe the poster display in the hive showing the progression of NAIDOC posters over the years.
We will also live stream for those who chose to link in from home.
To link in use the ‘join the meeting’ link below – If you use your computer browser you will not need to download Microsoft Teams. If you choose to use the mobile app you will need to download the Microsoft Teams mobile app at https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-teams/download-app#office-CustomSpacingTemplate-uoh60pc
Join on your computer or mobile app
For more info on the Opening Day of NAIDOC Week see https://www.vasseps.wa.edu.au/calendar/naidoc-week-t2-wk10-at-vasse-ps/