Naidoc Week 2021
NAIDOC 2021 – ‘Heal Country’
Week 3 of this Term we celebrated NAIDOC, unfortunately due to continued Covid threats it was again an in house school event, however we were able to accommodate students from our feeder primary schools South and Kin Kora.
This year’s theme ‘Heal Country’ was discussed at Year Level Parades and the gardens surrounding the Yarning Circle were cleared and updated and School Principal Justin Harrison planted a commemorative Bottle Tree.
A themed caked was also provided by the P & C for the entire school to share and enjoy.
As usual our senior boys and returning students assisted Brad Eggmolesse to put down a Kup Mari of Pork, Lamb, Beef and Vegetables. The Toolooa Tidda’s worked in the kitchen, cooking up traditional dishes of Sabee Chicken, Vermicelli, rice and dampers. This year we were able to incorporate native herbs grown by the Flexi Learning Centre Students into these dishes and the Lemon Myrtle dampers smelt delicious.
Students participated in range of activities which included the painting of message sticks, grass skirt making, face painting, bracelet making and a very popular paddle pop boomerang challenge. Local Byellee artist Trisha Coleman guided students to produce a wonderful canvas which will be displayed in our reception area. A lunch of meats and vegetables prepared in the Kup Mari, traditional Torres Strait Island dishes, damper and rice was enjoyed by all.
A big SHOUT OUT to Toolooa’s Tidda Girls for setting up and running the many activities, to Mrs Harrison, Kelly and the Flexi students for all the food prep and to our wonderful grounds person Scotty for his input, guidance and support.