Haileybury Stars hosted the inaugural Stars NAIDOC celebration for all programs across Darwin – with our Jabiru Stars even travelling up for the day!
More than 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women came together at Jingili Watergardens for the event, which was appropriately opened by Larrakia Nation with a traditional smoking ceremony.
The students then had a day of culture, fun and community, with a giant waterslide, a round-robin of Edor (a traditional Indigenous tag game), a relaxed art space, mob feeds (kindly donated by Woolworths Karama and cooked up by Larrakia Nation) and a NAIDOC-themed trivia competition.
A highlight was the damper-making, with our older Stars happily guiding the younger ones on how to make their own bush bread (a big thank you to Foodbank for the donation of flour).
It was a fantastic day full of community spirit and pride in our First Nations identities, which we look forward to making an annual Stars tradition.