NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This year’s theme of NAIDOC Week 'Always Was, Always Will Be', recognises that our First Nations people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists.
The very first footprints on this continent were those belonging to First Nations people.
During the week at RCC students supplemented curriculum learning with understandings of the First Nations’ 65,000-plus year history of this country, and incorporated whole school learning, cultural connectedness to Country and the recognition of that history through a range of whole school and individual class activities across primary and secondary classes.
Activities included PA announcements of Dreaming stories, viewing of Noongar storytellers and sharing of oral storytelling, as well as investigations on indigenous methods of sustainability.
Students across the school contributed to a thumb print border for our Six Noongar Season Banner, which will be revealed in coming weeks. As part of our continuous learning and celebration of culture, Roleystone Community College will be participating in and sharing a range of other experiences through Term 4.
In classes students have created beautiful artwork, supported by their cultural understandings. Some include the wonderful Wagyl Rainbow Serpents from Room 4.6, Six Noongar Season Poster from Room 2.5, Boomerangs from Room 4.5 and Animal Paintings from Room 2.1.
Over the coming weeks stay tuned for more wonderful cultural experiences and opportunities for students and our school community.

Room 4.6 Wagyl Rainbow Serpents         Australia posters NAIDOC Week         Room 2.5 narelle brookes Six Noongar Seasons       Room 2.2 NAIDOC poster