Bowral High School students and staff celebrated NAIDOC Week on June 21.
NAIDOC Week falls in the school holiday, on July 7 - 14.
Staff and students attended a whole school assembly where they enjoyed a smoking ceremony and performance by Yuni man Goombine who is from the Wodi Wodi Tribe.
Everyone participated as Goombine led the school in a song in the Tharawal language.
Goombine also talked to the school community about respecting themselves, each other and the importance of identity.
Year 10 students had the great honour of listening to Adam Perkins talk about the important and historically significant work of his father, Charles, in fighting for equality for Aboriginal people throughout his life.
Koori students at Bowral High School also had the chance to share stories and dance with Goombine in the new yarning circle,
Goombine said he was was happy with the yarning circle, saying it felt like a circle of healing as well as a place for all students to engage in respectful learning and where all voices are equal.
The teachers at Bowral High school said they are looking forward to learning about the yarning circle and how they can incorporate it in to innovative lessons for all students.
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