The Bulahdelah Central School community is justly proud of its strong connections with local Indigenous people.
Sitting on Worimi country, the school was one of the first in the State to fly the Aboriginal flag at the entry gate and at all formal assemblies.
And, it has been a strong school tradition to celebrate NAIDOC Week and acknowledge achievements of Indigenous Year 12 students who are presented with an Aboriginal flag in recognition of their final school studies.
Sally Curnow, Abby Fenner, Joel Keegan and Khloe Middleton were presented with their commemorative flags during NAIDOC Week celebrations.
Using this year's NAIDOC Week theme, Heal Country as inspiration, the school created 'Care for Country', a bright and vibrant artwork which explores how country has cared for and healed First Nations people spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and culturally, administrative officer, Sheree Robards said.
"NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
"The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community."
Earlier in the year, 10 students took part in Zoom workshops conducted by famed Aboriginal and Torres Straight performing arts group, Bangarra Dance Company.
It is widely acclaimed both nationally and around the world.
It is this connection to the land and people that allow Bangarra to be authentic storytellers who produce deeply moving performances.
As part of the workshop students choreographed a dance to reflect their connection to Country.
During the NAIDOC assembly students shared this performance with the school community.
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