Students from Barker College Junior School, along with students from the Darkinjung Barker, have celebrated the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people through a series of NAIDOC activities being held at both campuses this week.
NAIDOC Week 2016 runs from July 3 – 10, but Barker College chose to recognize this significant week before the end of the school term.
Earlier in the week, Year 3 and 4 students, travelled to the Darkinjung Barker campus at Yarramalong, to participate in a series of activities arranged by the School and the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council.
On Wednesday 22 June, the Darkinjung Barker students travelled to the Hornsby campus where they joined Years 3 – 6 students in activities including painting of boomerangs, rocks and leaves, Dreamtime stories and traditional dance and song.
Head of Barker College Junior School, Martin Lubrano, said, “NAIDOC week is a significant week in the Indigenous calendar and we are excited that the students from both campuses of the Junior School will celebrate this event through a series of special activities designed to increase cross-cultural understanding and respect. Our Darkinjung Barker students were very excited that some of the Hornsby students made their first visit to the Yarramalong site.”