Stars at Heatley State High School in Townsville have been celebrating NAIDOC Week this week, after returning from school holidays.
First, the girls invited their most significant female role models – including mothers, aunties, grandmas, sisters and other women who have had a big impact in their lives – to a ‘Because of Her, We Can’ breakfast. Stars from Pimlico and Thuringowa State High Schools also attended.
Aunty Dorothy Savage, a respected Elder of the Bindal Group – one of the Traditional Owner groups in Townsville – spoke to the girls about what it means to be a strong and proud woman in community.
During the week, the whole school was also lucky enough to take part in a tasting of some delicious traditional foods, including Semur Chicken, Sop Sop (a mixture of root vegetables, banana and coconut milk), Coconut and Golden Syrup Damper. Yum!
The students also took part in traditional weaving, bracelet making and a lively game of EDA – a traditional Torres Strait Islander chasing and tagging game – against the Clontarf boys.