Karen Kennedy, Phyllis and Shemar Kissier, Nikki and Jacinta Kennedy from the Tin Can Bay School Indigenous Parent Group ready to show Lily and Jahli beading
Last month, both schools were lucky to have the Tin Can Bay School Indigenous Parent Group help celebrate NAIDOC Day.
The school communities were immersed in the culture of Aboriginal people and the traditional owners of the lands we learn on – the Butchulla people.
Students participated in activities such as didgeridoo and music stick playing, discussed and sampled bush tucker, boomerang throwing, spear and bead making.
Maurice Kissier shows Rainbow Prep boys the didgeridoo
Students learned about indigenous culture and history through storytelling and discussion of artefacts.
Tin Can Bay Principal, John Jose said, “It was a wonderful day and Brian Rainbow and our indigenous parent support group are to be congratulated for their planning and energy.”
Lochlan Embury with SES volunteer learning to throw a boomerang
Michael Grogan, Principal at Rainbow Beach said “I would like to thank Brian Rainbow and Nikki Kennedy from Tin Can Bay State School for coordinating this day for our school. A great opportunity for our students to learn a little more about the longest continuous culture on the planet. It is greatly appreciated.”