NAIDOC Celebrations

Wagin DHS celebrated NAIDOC week with a variety of activities that culminated in a performance by 28 of our Aboriginal students at Friday's assembly.

The NAIDOC theme of - Always Was, Always Will Be. - recognises that the First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

At the assembly, we shared the importance that Australians should celebrate that we have the world’s oldest oral stories and that our First Peoples engraved the world’s first maps, made the earliest paintings of ceremonies, invented unique technologies and built and engineered structures that predate well-known ancient sites such as the Egyptian Pyramids or Stonehenge. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, our first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists.

The activities that the students engaged in celebrated the 65,000+ year history of this country. We are a proud nation and at Wagin DHS we are proud of our students for showcasing some of their cultural traditions.