Kurri Kurri High School NAIDOC Week 2015

This year saw some fabulous collaboration once again between KKHS and the Kurri Kurri Learning Community of which we are a part.

We were fortunate enough to experience the Drumbeat performance that toured all the schools, with thanks to Korbin and Byron who not only had to learn the songs for themselves but then were integral in holding the beat and being role models for the younger members.


The art workshop run by Mr Ping from Stanford Merthyr Infants School and our own David Bailey, brought out the talent in the group who thoroughly enjoyed learning to draw the animals, paint and create as well as creating new connections with other students from outside their own schools. The final piece tells the story of Tiddalik the Frog, an Aboriginal story chosen specifically for its connection to our area. On Friday 24 July, the students proudly presented this to Kurri Kurri Community Centre, which has hung the artwork in their main auditorium for the public to enjoy.

An annual highlight of NAIDOC celebrations are the Indigenous games that tour the primary schools, with our high school students facilitating the games and having a lot of fun doing it. They played games, which simulated collecting emu or crocodile eggs and stealing them back for your tribe, capturing an animal – or being an animal trying not to be captured, and target practice. The school-friendly version used spongy balls instead of spears! We are sure you will see by the photo spread what a great time has been spent celebrating NAIDOC 2015.

Published in 2016. Story Contributed by Sonia Sharpe from Korreil Wonnai AECG and Kurri Kurri High School.