Thursday, 18 June 2015

NAIDOC Week 5-12 July

Contact: Richard Angus, Aboriginal Education Services
p: 61 655478   e: DoEaboriginal.education@education.tas.gov.au

Date: 5-12 July        
Location: Statewide

Intended Audience: All schools

NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Whilst Aboriginal histories and cultures are taught year-round and across the curriculum, schools are encouraged to recognise and take part in NAIDOC celebrations during NAIDOC Week.

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate NAIDOC Week:
  • Display the National NAIDOC Poster or other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander posters around your classroom or workplace.
  • Start your own hall of fame featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models.
  • Listen to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians or watch a movie about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history.
  • Make your own Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trivia quiz.
  •  Study a famous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian.
  •  Research the traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owners of your area.
  •  Study Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander technology, arts and crafts.
  • Create your own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander art.
  • Run an art competition for your school or community.
  • Research Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history online or visit your library to find books about Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples.
  • Visit local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sites of significance or interest.
  • Learn the meanings of local or national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander place names and words.
  • Invite local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders to speak or give a Welcome to Country at your school or workplace.
  • Invite an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owner, doctor, sportsperson or artist to visit you.
  • Invite Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander dancers to perform.
  • Host a community BBQ or luncheon.
  • Hold a flag raising ceremony.
  • Organise a smoking ceremony.
For more information or to have resources sent to your school, visit the NAIDOC website at www.naidoc.org.au/
School Program Flyer

Contact Aboriginal Education Services to learn more about how they can support you with resources, programs and pedagogy to better address this cross-curriculum priority in your classroom or school.