NAIDOC Week celebrations at Deniliquin High School

On Wednesday 20 July, Deniliquin High School celebrated NAIDOC Week. As part of the whole-school awareness, Adam Hansen from AIME met with school and community members to discuss options available to support and enhance Indigenous students’ education.

After a whole-school assembly, a group of Indigenous students prepared and cooked a selection of Australian Native food tastings, including kangaroo meatballs, lemon myrtle cookies, wattle seed and chocolate biscuits, bush tomato scones and Johnny cakes with a selection of bush jams.

All Indigenous parents and carers were invited to Deniliquin for the annual Parent and Carer Morning Tea. We had three guest speakers. Vicki Hutton (relieving Deputy) presented information about Tirkandi Inaburra Centre for Indigenous boys aged 12–15 years. Des Morgan, Police Liaison Officer, discussed his role in Deniliquin. Adam Hansen spoke about the AIME program and how it will enhance all students’ ability to succeed in life both at school and in the community.

Story written by Indigenous Education Team. Contributed by Tracey Page from Deniliquin High School. Published in 2016.