Coming together for NAIDOC Week celebrations

Posted on: 17 November 2020, 8:13pm

It’s been a very busy few weeks in TC lately and PAK employees are enjoying being part of the action.
From school integration and leadership, to morning teas, to sharing languages stories and feasting on kangaroo tail - we’ve been honoured to be part of it all!
All of the activities were a great way to recognise and celebrate the importance of NAIDOC Week, bringing people from all walks of life together to experience and enjoy.

The Remote School Attendance Strategy (RSAS), Parent and Community Engagement (PaCE) and Language Centre workers have been conducting various activities with schools across the Barkly region over the past few weeks.

It kicked off at the Tennant Creek Primary School with sessions to teach Year 6 students in building better relationships during team-building games including dodgeball and tug-of-war.
The students and teachers joined forces to take on the RSAS and PaCE teams – and wow the competition became very competitive with everyone having a great time.
A morning tea was held after the activities and a presentation of language books and resources to be used within the class room now an into the future.The donation was one of many made to various agencies and schools across the region.This week the PAK cooking team, Tastebuds, catered for a NAIDOC morning tea hosted by PowerWater, providing delicious bush tucker foods.Another NAIDOC Week event took place at the Elliott School where the RSAS, PaCE and Language Centre workers helped cook kangaroo tails, tell language stories and host activities.
It was a wonderful gathering of all the community to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
These school sessions and events were a welcome opportunity for staff to get involved in the schools and build better relationships with teachers, students and families to come together and celebrate NAIDOC Week and our regional languages.”

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