Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021 with some amazing virtual excursions. There are some amazing programs and resources available for you and your students.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

NAIDOC Week Virtual Excursions

Heal Country 

These sessions from the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney will focus on the theme Heal Country and how you can incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander understandings and perspectives of Country into your lessons. The week of programming provides great opportunities to participate in and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their cultures.

Sessions available 22 – 24 June

Dreaming stories and traditional string making with Aunty Kim

Join Aunty Kim, a proud Joondaburri woman, as she gives her special Acknowledgment of Country in the beautiful Badu wetlands at Sydney Olympic Park. She will also teach the students how to give a traditional Wangal welcome that they can all do together!

Students will have the opportunity to hear the Dreaming Story about how Garrigan got his blue tongue and scales. This Dreaming Story will then be linked to a practical activity where the students will learn a traditional string making technique and make friendship bracelets.

Tuesday 13 July 9.15am, 10.15am & 11.15am

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