On Thursday 18 June 2020, the students at St James’ celebrated NAIDOC Day. The day started with the Wesley College Moorditj Mob performing a Welcome to Country for each year group. This was an incredibly touching experience and the staff and students at St James’ were sincerely thankful for the boys who came and shared their culture with our School community.
The rest of the day was spent learning about Aboriginal culture, language, art and storytelling through class discussions, videos and activities. Year 4 students helped plant a beautiful Tuart tree in the Carnaby’s Cockatoo Habitat that will provide shade and a quiet place to read or reflect for many years to come. The Year 7 students cooked Wattle Seed Scones for the Senior School to enjoy while they watched and discussed The Final Quarter, a documentary following AFL footballer Adam Goodes and his struggles with racism on and off the field.
The day finished with Senior School students completing their PCG didgeridoos following on from the House Art Challenge and Junior School students reading Dreamtime storybooks.
It was a wonderful day acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land we are so lucky to live on.