Celebrating Culture

Nhulunbuy Stars came together on Harmony Day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, including dance and food.

In preparation for the day, our senior Stars went out into the bush to collect gapan (white clay), which they used to paint the faces of students and staff.

After being painted, participants performed a bunngul (ceremonial dance), which depicted the Dhawu story of the brolga.

Food always brings people together and our Middle Years Stars celebrated Torres Strait Islander culture by learning how to make some culinary staples.

Two delicious traditional dishes – ‘Sop Sop’ (root vegetables, banana and coconut milk) and ‘Sabee Domboi’ (rolled flour cooked in coconut milk) – were made and enthusiastically shared with their classmates.