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09 August 2018

NAIDOC Week - Because of her, we can!

Last month, Ms Kymberley Oakley, Aboriginal Education Coordinator put together a week full of culture to reflect this year’s NAIDOC Theme – Because of Her, We Can!


The week commenced with La Salle College’s Aboriginal Teacher Assistant and Artist Mr Kevin Bynder (who also designed the Indigenous Round Guernseys for West Coast Eagles and Port Adelaide) designing a 6 panel artwork that depicts the Noongar seasons.    All students at the College were invited to paint these panels which will then be displayed in the iCentre.


La Salle College Year 7 and 8 Boarding students together with Woodwork teachers Mr Peter Pooley (Learning Area Coordinator – Technologies), Mr John Velardo and Mr Peter Vitalich were busy making the 128 Message Sticks for the 64 Pastoral Care Groups.    Each Pastoral Care Group created their own message of reconciliation on the sticks, that have been placed on the prayer focus tables in each Pastoral Care Group.   


Les Oakley, a Malgana Chef who owns 2 Deadly Food and Fitness prepared with the boarding students morning tea for staff.   The students were dressed in chef's whites and serving food to the staff.   


The menu included:  Emu Pizza, Smoked Crocodile Pizza, Kangaroo Sausage Roll with Bush Tomato Sauce, Mini gluten free Kangaroo Burger, slow cooked sticky Kangaroo tail, mini gluten free bush damper, Lemon Myrtle Cheese Cake, Native Bush Berry Pavlova, Bush Inspired Tiramisu and Sponge Cake Quandong Jam and Cream.

“The morning tea is about experiencing something new and broadening people’s understanding and assisting our students to develop confidence and self-esteem” whilst also “raising money for literacy resources for our 13 remote Kimberley Schools”    


Ms Kymberley Oakley


During the NAIDOC Assembly, special guests included Boorloo Cultural Experience, Tinesha Sampi, Moombaki Choir, Krista Dunstan and Mr Olman Walley.  


The students entered the Patricia Rodrigues Centre with a Smoking Ceremony by Mr Olman Walley who also did the Welcome to Country.   Ms Kymberley Oakley spoke about this year’s theme and special guest speaker Krista Dunstan, Principal Policy Officer with the Commissioner for Children and Young People, spoke to students and staff.

Hip Hop Dance Performance by Tinesha Sampi and Moombaki provided the entertainment for this special assembly.


Tinesha has created her own dance company and currently dances for both Elan Dance Company and Society Dance Company.


Moombaki is Noongar for ‘where the rivers meet the sky’.   Moombaki are an eclectic ensemble of artists who perform a mixture of their own songs and covers of songs by various Aboriginal artists.  The group's style is a mixture of contemporary and R&B that integrates spiritual influences and incorporates their own unique style of hauntingly beautiful and inspirational lyrics. 



NAIDOC Week concluded with the Pastoral Care Group’s Quiz Competition.   The quiz related to indigenous facts, policies, people and information relating to Aboriginal Education at La Salle College.    Students competing in this quiz were required to find the answers by interacting with students within Aboriginal Education.  


Congratulations to McCormack 6 who won the cooking demonstration by Marissa Verma from Bindi Bindi Dreaming.




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