Naidoc Night 2018

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Prior to the school holidays, Taree High School celebrated NAIDOC week with various activities including a special assembly, NAIDOC awards, and an annual ‘NAIDOC Night’ concert. Now in it’s third year, the concert features local Aboriginal performers including traditional dancers, story telling, solo and duo performances, and live music.

The concert brought together Aboriginal performers from around the community, including Taree High, Chatham High, Taree Public and Taree West schools.

At Taree High, Aboriginal students can be involved in the school’s leadership program know as Sistaspeak for the girls and Brospeak for the boys. It’s a 10 week program which takes the students out on country and teaches them Aboriginal language, law and traditions.

“It’s about breaking down the barrier between education and the Aboriginal community” said Taree High executive principal, Allison Alliston.

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Photo credit: Manning River Times / Scott Calvin