Deadly action at Darlo
NAIDOC Week is customarily held in the first week of July, but in order to join in on the deadly action, Darlington Public School celebrates in the final week of Term 2.
The events were kicked off with a Welcome to Country performed by Elder Aunty Fay Carol. The school acknowledged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements, culture and history with a school-wide NAIDOC poster competition, Indigenous Games, Koori Disco and Koori Cup League Tag Final.
The students were also joined by Uncle Sean Choolburra for a cultural performance and dance. He portrayed both old school and new school styles, particularly impressive was his “Gammin’ Style” remake, including select students and teachers on stage.
The school-wide assembly featured songs sung in Aboriginal language in order to celebrate this year’s theme – Our Languages Matter.
A traditional smoking ceremony was performed by Uncle Dean Kelly in order to settle our spirits and pay our respects. The day culminated in a feast featuring a sausage sizzle provided by the Darlington P&C committee and traditional food originating from the Torres Strait Islands provided by community Elders and parents.