Published on: 19 August 2020

The School has been hosting a number of events and activities in celebration of NAIDOC Week this week. Led by our Indigenous students and Indigenous Program Co-ordinator, Sam Wallace, NAIDOC Week presents a special opportunity each year for us to highlight and reflect our commitment to the part we must play towards reconciliation.

The week kicked off with a video from Principal Alan Jones who previewed the week’s activities and spoke on the importance of diversity in the school “NAIDOC week is a time for us to celebrate the rich diversity that these students bring into our community”.

The first event of the week was the annual basketball game between the Indigenous students and the teachers which was held during lunchtime on Monday. After a suspenseful opening the teachers pulled ahead late in the game and emerged as the winners with a final score of 22-12.

Other events that make up the school’s NAIDOC Week celebrations include:

  • A wonderful mural depicting the six Noongar seasons, painted by our Indigenous students, will be displayed during this week’s assembly. A video that explores the creation of the mural was shown to boys during their tutorials and they were then tasked with completing a fun quiz on the topic
  • West Coast Eagles midfielder Brendon Ah Chee filmed an address to the boys, in which he spoke about his Indigenous heritage and gave some words of advice to any aspiring footballers
  • Year 12 student Kalani provided an address to the School on behalf of the Indigenous boys at Christ Church
  • Year 10 students Amaaron and Simon took the time to describe their Indigenous heritage and cultural traditions in one-on-one video interviews

For more video content about the School’s NAIDOC Week celebrations please follow the Christ Church Grammar School Facebook page