On Tuesday 17 July, the Dianella Education Precinct (DEP) held an Assembly to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
NAIDOC Week celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
To open the ceremony, Mrs Winsome Kickett, a member of the DEP community, gave an official Welcome to Country.
This year’s NAIDOC Theme was “Because of her, we can!” Dianella Education Precinct students spoke about the influential indigenous women in Australian history.
Mr Anthony Middleton, Principal of Dianella Primary College, and Mrs Tracey Gosling spoke about how the women in their lives have allowed them to achieve success.
Mr Glenn Miller, from the Wadjuk Northside Aboriginal Community Group, gave a history of the Didgeridoo. He also played a spine-tingling piece on his didgeridoo.
Dianella Primary College students played their didgeridoos. They were accompanied by Mr Glen Miller and Mr Julian Silburn. While they were playing, students from the Dianella Education Precinct performed a traditional indigenous dance.
To close the assembly, musicians from AB music performed the song “We are Australian”. They even sang some of it in their native language!