This week our staff and students came together to celebrate NAIDOC week. It was a time for us to appreciate, celebrate and learn more about the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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To support this year's theme - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!, our staff and students undertook the planting of hands on the College front lawn. Arranging the hands they created in the shape of the Flags of our First Nations peoples, allowed us to reflect on how we can be People of Truth, who Stand Up in solidarity. How we can be People of Action, who Show Up to make change and how we can be People of the Makarrata, who walk with our First Nations people in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.

Thank you to Aric Kruger who led us in a Welcome to Country this morning at assembly. Aric is of the Kombumerri/ngugi of Yugambeh and Quandamooka regions and shared with us his rich history, culture and traditions. Thank you also to Mrs Candace Kruger, Director and founder Yugambeh Youth Choir, who recently spent time with our vocal ensemble to teach them how to sing the National Anthem in the Yugambeh language. It was wonderful to see our students perform this at assembly today.