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Primary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

Posted by Mundaring Christian College Primary | Found in: News

At the beginning of the Dreamtime, the earth was flat and dry and empty. There were no trees, no rivers, no animals and no grass. Then the Rainbow Serpent started to move…

On Monday, 5 August, our Primary Campus celebrated the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day”. A day that celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Following "Welcome to Country", the day started with students enjoying an original musical composition, written by London M. and Jake B. Mrs. Measham accompanied them with a narration of "The Rainbow Serpent", an Aboriginal methodology about creation.

The rain held off long enough for students to take a walk through the native bush (Black Cockatoo Reserve) out the back of the Primary Campus. As students walked through the Reserve, they learnt about the Indigenous seasons, the importance of fire for our fire dependent flora, the different Indigenous groups and how they explored the land, and the native fauna. There was a lot of excitement that filled the Reserve that day.

One of the highlights of the day was watching students and staff create a beautiful art piece of a Black Cockatoo flying through the sunset sky, one handprint at a time. Thankyou Mrs Blackwell for helping coordinate the creation of this incredible Native piece. Stay tuned for the finished product.

As the day came to an end, all the students grouped together one last time in the Gym. Mr Fred Penny shared a short story about himself, before engaging students in a sing-along about the importance of Family.

Thank you to everyone who came along and especially to those who helped make the day so successful!