Each year GSHS students look forward to the NAIDOC week celebrations. Both indigenous and non-indigenous alike enjoy learning about the history and culture of the local Gooreng Gooreng, Gureng and Bailai peoples as well as participating in a range of traditional indigenous foods, sports and customs. This year students will be able to participate in the following:
- Monday: Touch footy comp
- Tuesday: Boomerang competition
- Wednesday: Basketball comp
- Thursday: Spear throwing comp
- Friday: Community Luncheon
The theme for 2016 NAIDOC Week is Songlines and by learning more about Songlines and how they connect people to the Country and the Country to people – we celebrate the rich history and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures – the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.
In the classrooms teachers will be using a range of technologies to showcase indigenous art, music, dance and dreamtime stories to acknowledge and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customs and traditions.
GSHS promotes inclusivity through acknowledgment and respect. Students in turn are proud to be members of the school community. For this reason, the key messages about reconciliation and indigenous rights are important to the school, and for them to celebrate.