Amaroo NAIDOC assembly

Amaroo Primary School held their very own NAIDOC week assembly last week to celebrate and acknowledge this year’s theme ‘Because of her, we can.’

The theme reflects the role that women have played - and continue to play as active and significant role models.

The assembly was opened with welcome to country by local Kristina Ugle who speaks and teaches Noongar, the Indigenous language.

Amaroo Primary School principal Phil Greenmount said NAIDOC originally stood for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee but the acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

“This committee has worked together to develop what we now have as NAIDOC week, which lasts from the first Sunday in July to the following Sunday and because we were on school holidays we as schools across the state decided to celebrate it in the second week of term,” he said.

“We are celebrating the history, the culture and the achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people right across Australia.”