This week we are celebrating NAIDOC Week! On Monday, Shannon and Jennine’s parents, Shannon and Jamee came in to work with us and teach us about Noongar culture. Shannon showed us a football made of possum skin. He also taught us some Noongar names for the animals we see in our school community. We then learnt about ochre and how to make paint by mixing rock and water together (and painted our hands). Lastly, Shannon showed us some tap sticks that Noongar people use to make music to dance to. We all had a go at tapping them together to create music. What a fun time we had! In other groups, we created stories using Aboriginal symbols, learnt about the rainbow snake and created some snakes from clay. NAIDOC Week activities will continue throughout the week at Bull Creek.
A reminder to parents that this Friday 13th November is our combined Banksia 1, 2 and 3 assembly. The children have been practising enthusiastically. We hope that families can come along and watch!
Students are to wear their school pants, shorts or skort (no dresses on the day please) and will be changing into their assembly shirt on arrival at school.
World Teachers’ Day
World Teachers’ Day took place on Friday 30th October. The P&C provided the most beautiful morning tea for the teachers, on behalf of the parents and students. They felt VERY spoilt. Thank you to Sharon Fielder, Bernadette Brown and the P&C for organising such a special treat for our hard working teaching staff.