Gunnedah Public School children enjoyed the last day of term with NAIDOC Week celebrations, starting with a smoking ceremony and other activities led by KooMurri Entertainment.

The children had a great time learning about Aboriginal culture and engaging in rich, hands-on learning experiences.

The students were also joined by children from Li’l Achievers, Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre and Gunnedah Preschool which made the day even more special. The school community has expressed appreciation to family members and elders who joined in throughout the day.

The celebrations continued with students and local communities enjoying cultural games for sport, while Kinder pupils visited the Rainbow Serpent at the Creative Arts Centre. Stage 1 children learned some cultural history at Mullibah Lagoon, while Stage 2 youngsters visited the Wallaby Trap below Porcupine Hill learning about its cultural significance.

The school community is grateful to Winanga-Li for treating them to a yummy pancake breakfast on Wednesday. The NAIDOC ceremony, followed with dancing and a Kupp Murri feast for lunch.

The school’s ’10 for 10′ PBL reward qualifiers enjoyed more NAIDOC themed activities at Pensioners Hill on Thursday and celebrations, embracing the theme ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud” closed on Friday with a Red, Black and Yellow ‘out-of-uniform’ day.

Koomurri Entertainment.

Steven and Samantha Bourke on barbecue duty.


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