Articles by Mrs Fairbairn


Wanjoo: NAIDOC Week 2017

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC is celebrated all over Australia, focusing on the recognition and celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. It actually was started by an Aboriginal Christian man, William Cooper!

After a service in 1884, Cooper approached the pastor saying “I must give my heart to God…”. From there, he began a lifelong work to fight for Aboriginal rights. He also protested the persecution of the Jews by the Nazi Government of Germany. He circulated a petition and wrote to King George V about…

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Indigenous Cultures from Around the World

This Term, we have been learning about different indigenous cultures around the world.

Students created a slideshow and a poster, then presented them to the class. In class, we learnt a song in the Maori language from New Zealand, called “Tutira Mai”. We learnt how to play a stick game along to this song. In this game, we created “sticks” out of rolls of newspaper and would tap them or throw them to each other in time to the music.

What did students think?

“I enjoyed learning the song called ‘Tuitira Mai.’ It was interesting to learn about the Maori…

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