During Aboriginal Cultural Week, students had opportunities to learn about the history, food and way of life for indigenous Australians in the past. Among other things, they made damper, listened to traditional music and learnt about indigenous folk tales. With a special guest appearance from Mr Burger on the didgeridoo, the students had a wonderful day experiencing a small part of what the Indigenous communities lives were like years ago.

Students enjoyed singing around the fire and making damper. The damper was delicious! Our thanks to Mr. O’Connor for making the fire and keeping it going all day and to Mr Burger bringing a fire pit and wood. We also thank Mrs Materia and Mrs Castro O’Byrne for making copious amounts of damper dough for junior students, and teaching senior students to make the dough. Thank you to the staff who made the activities informative and fun for the students.

The whole school enjoyed celebrating and learning more about Australia’s First Peoples. In Visual Arts, students listened to books about the Dreamtime and responded by creating these indigenous inspired dot paintings. Some classes also studied the artwork of well known Aboriginal artists such as Albert Namatjira.