NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia every year to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme for 2020 is “Always Was, Always Will Be”.
First Nations students planted native river mint in our school herb garden during NAIDOC Week. native river mint is traditionally used in Aboriginal culture as a flavoursome bush food, insect repellent and medicinal herb for coughs and colds.
Year 9 PDHPE students played a version of KAI – a traditional game from the Torres Strait Islands; players stood in a circle and sang the Kai wed as they hit a ball with the palms of their hands. The game was played using the red fruit of the Kai tree.