This week all of Aranmore Catholic Primary School participated in an early NAIDOC celebration.
In the classrooms, the children created crosses with an Aboriginal design to represent the theme of 2018 ‘Because of Her, We Can!’ Some children looked at ‘Her’ as Mother Earth, others focused on Aboriginal women and some children incorporated Mother Mary into their designs. All of the art was amazing and is now displayed along the windows in the hall.
A whole school project was creating a recycled coffee pod art piece of the Wagyl. With the assistance of Mr Pigram, an Aboriginal trainee teacher and four Aboriginal students from Aranmore College, representatives from each class have created a fantastic Rainbow Serpent that will be on permanent display on one of the walls near the hall.
On Wednesday morning the whole school participated in a NAIDOC Prayer Assembly. Our School Band played two songs written in the Noongar language by Gina Williams: Wanjoo (Welcome) and Nit Yok Barnap (Little Orphan Girl).
It has been a significant week for the children and hopefully they will be able to join in some of the local events being held during the holidays.
Mrs Helen Bubnich