23 July 2015

NAIDOC Celebrations

​NAIDOC Day is a real highlight in the School year and this year was no exception. St Catherine’s Junior and Senior girls came together to celebrate and honour indigenous culture and traditions. This year our Indigenous community presented an assembly based on the theme ‘We all stand on sacred ground, Learn, Respect and Celebrate.’  The girls shared stories about the significance of local sacred sites in Sydney.

Girls were given a red, yellow and black ribbon to place, as a sign of respect, around the wishing tree in the School grounds. The celebrations continued with entertainment from Mr Owen Walsh and Ryan Clapham playing contemporary Indigenous music on the didgeridoo and drums. Girls joined them on stage to have their faces painted and learn about instruments and dances.

The celebrations raised over $1000 for Wall of Hands Appeal for the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation.
This year many of the girls were joined by their proud families who enjoyed every minute of the celebrations. Thank you to Joyce Williams, Nikita Kearney, Madison Lampton, Tanaya Williams, Kaleena Braddick, Zhandile Chivizhe, Lailiah Prince, Sibby Smith and Ruby and Miah Madden who all put in so much effort to make the day special.

Ms Robyn Blomfield
Learning Enrichment and Coordinator of Indigenous Studies