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NAIDOC Week Celebrations 2015

On Friday, July 17, the Highfields State School students, staff and parents showed their respect for the traditional custodians of the land on which their school stands, the Jairowar and Giabel people, celebrating the significance of National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week.

Following the acknowledgement of country at the weekly assembly, school leaders welcomed parent and teacher, Mr Paul Carmody, who spoke of Indigenous peoples' strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea,  and how we all enact the NAIDOC theme of We All Stand on Sacred Ground: Learning, Respect and Celebrate.

This was followed by a six dance performance by Indigenous dancers and a didgeridoo player, led by Mr Damon Anderson.  Damon told the meaning of each dance, with students listening and watching intently.