On Thursday 28th June, NAIDOC Week celebrations were held at Warners Bay High School. Year 7 and 9 students attended the ceremony, along with members of the Junior AECG, their families, representatives from the local primary schools and community members.
The ceremony was led by Junior AECG students, including the current JAECG President, Bella Niarros and year 11 student Nikita Hoskins-Caldwell. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flag was raised and the national anthem was sung by Ruby and Olivia Gray. Uncle Nigel from Yadhamayi Aboriginal Cultural Services, led the Aboriginal dance group in some traditional dances and the WBHS Didgeridoo group performed throughout the ceremony. Jaiden James spoke about the significance of NAIDOC Week and Tamyka Walker and Leah Bamblett spoke about this year’s theme, ‘Because of Her We Can” Junior AECG reps then presented the significant women in their lives with a beautiful bouquet of traditional flowers. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a fabulous cake was cut and there was a delicious morning tea. It was a lovely morning and a wonderful way to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2018.
Story contributed from Lisa Curran from WBHS. Story published in 2018.