Celebrating Strong Female Role Models

A whole day of NAIDOC celebrations and activities is traditionally held at Sanderson Middle School in Darwin each year. It’s a fantastic showcase of Indigenous culture, food, dance, crafts, sport and art.

This year, our Sanderson Stars were lucky enough to be able to host a special morning tea for the families of Indigenous students at the school.

During the morning, guests enjoyed an exhibition of some outstanding artwork done by our Year 9 Stars. As part of their Indigenous Languages and Culture class – and in recognition of the NAIDOC 2018 theme ‘Because of Her, We Can’ – the girls each painted an image representing a strong female role model in their lives.

Kiera Kurnoth painted a beautiful picture for her Nan, a strong Wurumunga and Larrakia woman – ‘I am proud of her because she loves and supports me unconditionally. She is a grandmother of 17 children and has had a large role in raising us all. Because of her, I can be a strong and independent woman.’

Our Year 7 and 8 Stars also had some of their art displayed, which they worked on during their Stars contact time though out the term.

The morning tea was a huge success and a very proud moment for our amazing Stars and their loved ones.