CELEBRATION Students opening yesterday’s ceremony at Bundaberg North State School with an Indigenous Welcome Dance
CELEBRATION Students opening yesterday’s ceremony at Bundaberg North State School with an Indigenous Welcome Dance CONTRIBUTED

Student dancers open NAIDOC celebrations at school

ACKNOWLEDGING the contributions indigenous people make to our society and the role students play in strengthening their culture was highlighted as Bundaberg North State School students, staff and families took part in NAIDOC Celebrations.

School principal Veronica Geiger said Year 5 and 6 indigenous students had been involved in an Indigenous Mentoring Program with Bundaberg North High School students and together they opened yesterday's ceremony with an Indigenous Welcome Dance.

Bundaberg indigenous artist Cher'nee Sutton was also on hand as a guest speaker.

"Cher'nee spoke to students about how she discovered art whilst having some problems at school and through dedication and hard work she has developed her skills to now be a world renowned indigenous artist," Mrs Geiger said.

"Students also celebrated the success of previous students, including Tearnee Morrice and Tyrell Priestly, both of whom have represented in the sport of softball, not only at a Queensland level, but also Australia."



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