NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

Above: The Year 5/6 students began exploring the history and meaning of NAIDOC Week today and while I was in the 5/6 C and D learning space I learnt a little too about this important celebratory event. Chrissy's artwork represents the beginning of a week of appreciating the deep and profound history of our First People.