A three-panel, Indigenous-inspired artwork was created by students this week as part of our NAIDOC Week 2020 activities.
Our Year 11 Certificate III Education Support students have been working closely with the College’s Aboriginal Islander Education Officer (AIEO) Lee-Anne Hay to design a mural that reflects “the cultures of our country”.
It will be displayed at the College upon completion.
STEP teacher Colleen Morrison said cultural understanding was particularly important for students wanting to become teachers.
“Lee-Anne has assisted in teaching some of the cultural aspects of this unit, sharing her knowledge and strategies working with indigenous students and their families,” she said.
“Our students wanted to create an artwork for NAIDOC Week and she was able to teach them the appropriate symbols and colours to complement their indigenous-inspired design.”
The NAIDOC Week 2020 theme, Always Was, Always Will Be, recognises that Indigenous Australians have occupied and cared for the land for more than 65,000 years and invites everyone to celebrate this ancient history.