Acknowledgment of Country
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians, the Gumbaynggirr People, who have walked and cared for this land for thousands of years and their descendants who still maintain these Spiritual and Cultural Connections.
We would like to extend our respect to all Aboriginal people of other nations that are present here today.
We also acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to the education of all children and people in this country, we all live in and share together.
So let us take a minute to reflect on the millions of footprints that travelled the Dreaming pathways and our own loved ones who have gone before us.
St Patrick’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Action Plan- click on the link to read the 2020-2022 Action Plan
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held in July each year to celebrate the culture, history and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. At St Patrick’s we celebrate NAIDOC Week with cultural activities for the school community and end the celebrations with a NAIDOC Mass.