NAIDOC Week Assembly


On Monday, the 20th of June, Mount Lawley Senior High School participated in our yearly NAIDOC Assembly. The assembly featured an Acknowledgement in Noongar language by Tahlia-Rae; a Year 11 Follow the Dream student.


Aaliyah (Year 11) and Xavier (Year 10), siblings in Follow the Dream, presented the Reconciliation Canvas. As part of Mount Lawley's reconciliation, we have been working with ECU to produce a canvas with all our Aboriginal students, and their Follow the Dream alumni. We have also asked our non-Aboriginal friends to join us. Our Aboriginal students made the hands-on canvas with Aboriginal art, and the non-Aboriginal students created their hands with words of support. Jasmine John, an artist from Danjoo Darbalung at St Catherine's College and mentor at Follow the Dream, added the final touches to the canvas.


Richard (Year 10) presented a speech on this year's NAIDOC theme, "Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up." Mount Lawley and Follow the Dream alumni Jayda Corunna performed "We are Australian' with backing digeridoo from Wesley's Moorditj Mob. The assembly came to a close with Wesley's Moorditj Mob dance performances.


We were delighted to have special guests such as Kevin O'Keefe (OAM) from the Department of Education, Bek Wiggers from ECU, Zvi Yom-Tov, and Lisa Dunstun from Polly Farmer Foundation, Brendon DeGois from UWA and Simon Millman MLA. They joined Mount Lawley's Indigenous students and the Moorditj Mob for morning tea after the assembly.