NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support... Read more »

NAIDOC Mass 2016

Today St Clare’s College Indigenous students and friends joined nearly 700 staff and students from across the Archdiocese at St Christopher’s Cathedral Manuka to Celebrate NAIDOC Week. A special thank you to Mrs Simone Saunders who accompanied the students. This year’s theme was ‘Song lines: Living Narrative of our Nation’. Dreaming tracks (often referred to... Read more »

Ryka Ali performance

On 22 June, 2016 all students from Years 7, 8 and 10 (Year 9 could not attend as they were undertaking the SAPPSS program), along with all Indigenous students were invited to attend the Ryka Ali performance during Pastoral Care. St Edmund’s College Indigenous students were also invited. Students and staff alike enjoyed this riveting... Read more »

Year 8 Budjabulya Production Day

On 30 June Year 8 students from Dance/Drama/Visual Arts and Music, as well as Indigenous students from Years 7-9 attended a whole production day. Led by Ms Theresa Ardler, from Catholic Education, students chose the role of either a dance, drama, music or Indigenous art program to be part of. The four programs combined at the... Read more »

National Sorry Day Bridge Walk

On 27 May twenty-one Indigenous students and their friends attended the National Sorry Day Bridge Walk with myself and Mrs Saunders. The day was fairly cold and windy but luckily it wasn’t raining. We travelled on the excursion with students from St Edmund’s College. When we arrived everyone assembled beneath the Bridge where a Welcome to... Read more »

Indigenous News Term 1 2016

In the past term a number of events have occurred involving our Indigenous students and whole school community. A Whole School Plan and update of the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was created to successfully plan for events throughout the year. Indigenous Pastoral Care started on Mondays and Tuesdays (due to the number of public holidays... Read more »

Indigenous Events 2016

Dear Indigenous parents/carers/families and students, As Aboriginal Contact Teacher for 2016, I would like to warmly welcome all students back to the College. A special welcome to our new students this year- Teleeyah, Liana, Abbey, Kiah, Talia in Year 7, Grace (Year 8), Shania (Year 9), returning student Tiahn (Year 10) and Nikita Gill (Year... Read more »