NAIDOC Week Activities
Michelle Auld September 7th
On Monday the 26th June, the students of St Joseph’s School participated in activities to celebrate NAIDOC week. They rotated through each class and did an activity with each of the teachers.
In the Year 1/2 class they read the story of the rainbow serpent, which is an indigenous dreamtime story about how they believe the earth and humans were created. The students then created a giant rainbow serpent out of drawings done by every student.
In the 3-6 class the students created a digeridoo using the painting technique of dot painting. A digeridoo is a musical instrument made by indigenous Australians out of wood.
In the K/PP room we did dot painting on bark, to symbolise the way indigenous Australians use painting to tell the stories of their culture and pass down these stories to their children. The students came up with their own stories and created dot paintings to tell these stories; we even had Father Hyginus come in and paint one too!
Miss Roose – K/PP Teacher