Oakhill College celebrates NAIDOC Week

Pictured (l-r) Oakhill College students Chloe Noakes, Ryan Chelvarajah, Matthew Long,  Harrison Goddard and kneeling down is Samaka Isaacs.

Pictured (l-r) Oakhill College students Chloe Noakes, Ryan Chelvarajah, Matthew Long, Harrison Goddard and kneeling down is Samaka Isaacs.

As the nation celebrated NAIDOC Week, Oakhill College honoured and remembered past Aboriginal warriors.  

From local heroes like Pemulway in the Frontier Wars, people who have served our country in defense forces like Reginald Saunders and to our modern day Indigenous sports heroes like Lloyd McDermott; the college community paid tribute to their sacrifices on June 13.

This year Oakhill Indigenous students participated in a college drama ‘‘freeze’’ in honor of their heroes at a school assembly.  

They created an educational space for teachers and students to visually engage with a re enactment of their past heroes. 

The students wore Koori Kids respect bands to celebrate Aboriginal culture and support Indigenous kids in sport and education to be successful. 

‘‘By celebrating NAIDOC week we embrace our past heroes as we support and strive to lead our communities today,’’ Darug custodian and student Harrison Goddard said.

This was article was written as part of the Hills News and Oakhill College's Adopt a School program.

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