Staff to wear special shirts on Wednesdays
Staff at Woy Woy Public School will wear a special shirt on Wednesdays, featuring the design of a former parent at the school.
Aboriginal artist Mr Maurice Goolagong designed the blue-themed shirts.
"We chose this design from his artwork which includes our light blue school colours and the local whale totem," said principal Ms Ona Buckley.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are represented in 14 per cent of students at the school, she said.
"We are proud to promote the culture of our First Nation's peoples.
"We have a wonderful school and working together ensures a positive, inclusive and supportive environment for our prime reason, which is the all-round educational, social and emotional wellbeing of children in our care.
"From next term, students will have the opportunity to purchase these school shirts to wear as their uniform on Wednesdays also.
"Our main Naidoc Week celebrations will occur on Wednesday, June 23, with the Mingaletta Aunties, Uncles Tim Selwyn and Maurice Goolagong all attending on the day, teaching all students about Aboriginal culture."
Aboriginal families at the school have been invited to be involved on the day.
"Our school has a range of special Aboriginal Artefacts in the Library which have recently been cleaned up and moved into a more prominent position for all children to see more clearly.
"These artefacts are valued teaching tools and are available for teachers to borrow and use in their lessons.
"If any community members have any questions or would like to contribute to our aboriginal programs in any way, please contact Mrs Nebauer at the school."
Newsletter, 28 May 2021
Ona Buckley, Woy Woy Public School