Children’s cultural display

SYMBOL: Memorial Oval Primary School students former the Aboriginal symbol for child as part of a display for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.
SYMBOL: Memorial Oval Primary School students former the Aboriginal symbol for child as part of a display for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.

A collaboration between Centacare Catholic Country SA and Memorial Oval Primary School has seen students come together in an eye-catching display to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (August 4) is the largest national day to celebrate the strengths and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children.

The day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children as well as learn about the crucial impact that culture plays in the life of every child.

This year’s celebrations commemorates the 30th anniversary of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day. The theme for this year is SNAICC – Celebrating Our Children for 30 Years. 

MOPS Aboriginal Education Teacher Jeanette and the Suicide Prevention for Aboriginal Peoples Program at Centacare Catholic Country SA conducted an aerial shoot with students holding coloured cards above their heads to form the Aboriginal symbol for child.

This activity was facilitated to promote connection, awareness and the importance for celebrating strengths and culture.

It encouraged students to learn about the crucial impact that community, culture and family play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank Linda Weetra and Jeff Croft for coming out to the event and capturing photos of the children participating in the event.