St Laurence’s wraps up term with NAIDOC celebrations

St Laurence’s students enjoyed a taste of some traditional Indigenous foods and an afternoon of art as they wrapped up the term with their NAIDOC celebrations. 

Volunteers were on hand to cook up kangaroo and emu sausages, tastes of duck and crocodile. 

They mixed simple johnny cakes from flour and water, and cooked them over the fire. 

Celebrations centred in the school’s own dreaming centre, which features Indigenous art, and the kids then went back to their own classrooms to do some dot painting and beading.

Under the leadership of Mr Thorpe and Mr Hartwig, everyone was involved in celebrating.

A special whole school Mass and Assembly highlighted the theme, “Because of her, we can” a beautiful tribute to indigenous woman.

These women have played, and continue to play, active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels. 

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around the country to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.