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Submitted by on Thu 22/06/17 16:58

On Thursday, 22 June, the primary and secondary schools combined for a special NAIDOC chapel. As NAIDOC week is held nationally from 2-9 July, BAC always celebrates it in the final week of Term 2.
This year, the NAIDOC theme is ‘Our Languages Matter’. Our indigenous students helped to make the program a success through spoken word, dance, and bearing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags. A variety of students volunteered to go onto the stage and say hello in their mother tongue, while Ms Espinoza and Mrs Kollmann explained the importance of speaking their first language. Pastor David Garrard, South Queensland Conference ATSIM Director, taught us three songs in traditional language, and Mrs Fiaalii explained to us the history of indigenous languages and the importance of preserving them. She pointed us to the future, when people of every language will sing together before the throne of God.
We are proud to be a school that values cultural diversity and our indigenous heritage.

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