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Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022

The Good Samaritan Catholic College community recently had the opportunity to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022, a special occasion for all of us to honour the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities from all around Australia. It is a special time where we celebrate and recognise the achievements, rich culture and history of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Uncle Harry from our community helped commence the day with a special Smoking Ceremony near the College's Cruciform. The ceremony provided a wonderful start to the celebration, which was followed by a special prayer service in the College Hall.

A number of the College's students, as well as student representatives from the neighbouring Primary Schools helped present at the prayer service. Uncle Harry's playing of the didgeridoo showcased the rich culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Mr Corcoran gave a very informative presentation and challenged all of us that we as a whole community should continue to aspire to work together for a shared future.

The College's Year 7 and Year 12 students helped celebrate the beginning of NAIDOC Week 2022 in the hall, along with the rest of the College who watched the live stream of the event that was produced by the Special Events & Media Team. It was a great way for all of us to learn about our First Nations' cultures and histories, and participate in a special celebration for one of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

Written by Oriana P and Elizabeth G


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