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NAIDOC 2015

23/07/2015

NAIDOC 2015 

 
The Toolooa State High School Yarning Circle was the location of our annual combined NAIDOC celebrations. The event was planned and organised in conjunction with Good Beginnings Australia.  Over 200 guests including Toolooa students, children from Rainbow Valley, families, staff and members of the community participated in a range of cultural activities.
 
Guests were treated to a performance by the Gooreng Gooreng dancers which featured current and former students Toolooa students. A kup mari (traditional underground cooking) was prepared by students under the guidance of James Benjamin and Brad Eggmolesse. Whilst our Community Educational Counsellor Cassie Benjamin, along with the Nhulundu Healthy Lifestyles team supervised students in the kitchen cooking up traditional Torres Strait Island dishes.
 
This year our indigenous students nominated a friend to share the experience, which increased numbers and started the transition of NAIDOC becoming an entire school celebration. 
 
The day went extremely well and we are already looking forward to 2016.
 
 Special thanks must be given to Atimah Benjamin from Good Beginnings for organisation of the day.