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‘Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up’
This year the focus at RCC was Acknowledgment of Country, and how important it is to recognize our traditional owners and their role as educators on this land and to continue that legacy.

As a part of this process, each of our classes were tasked with developing their own Acknowledgement of Country, so they could understand why we acknowledge country and also find the appropriate words to use.

In Room 2.1, students learnt the name of the traditional custodians of the land, The Whadjuk Noongar people and how to say hello in Noongar (kaya!). They thought about all the different things we do on Whadjuk Boodja and how we can continue to care for it.

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In Block 3, the Year 2s had a fun day, creating a dot painting and plant totems, making beautiful natural bracelets with materials from the bush and learning about our connection to the land. Students also collected natural ingredients from the garden and talked about how important it is to respect the land.

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In Room 4.2, students made posters for their class, and learnt that there are over 250 indigenous languages in Australia. Some of them are Wadjuk, Yuat, Kwara, Mardu, Dunggli, Dieri and Koama.

In Secondary our Year 9/10 Food Culture and Trends Home Ec students cooked up a storm, after learning about Native ingredients and how to use them in different recipes. They cooked a Wattle Seed Damper and scone based Indigenous pizza using native herbs, sauces and kangaroo sausages as the meat. All the students enjoyed trying something different and were very enthusiastic.

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All the activities across the College were very respectful and a fabulous way to recognise and celebrate NAIDOC week.