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St Pius X brings NAIDOC Week to life

From the playground to the classroom, there has been plenty happening at St Pius X to mark NAIDOC Week. Our school has come together to celebrate the invaluable contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made - and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.

The yearly event invites all Australians to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a movement of the nation. This year’s theme was ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth - Let’s Work Together for a Shared Future’.

The St Pius X playground was alive with red and yellow, as their students enjoyed wearing mufti clothes to celebrate NAIDOC.

The school also held a liturgy, while each class participated in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activities such as dot painting and learnt about Dreamtime stories.

Year 6 student, Thomas said the students in Stage 3 enjoyed designing NAIDOC Week posters.

"We researched the significance of NAIDOC Week and the history and culture of Indigenous Australians. The NAIDOC theme this year recognises that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' voices need to be heard and the true story of colonisation told" — Thomas, Year 6 student

St Pius X was one of several Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) schools that celebrated NAIDOC Week. Read more here.