NAIDOC Celebrations – Prendiville Catholic College

NAIDOC Celebrations – Prendiville Catholic College

1 July 2022

On the 27th of June MADALAH staff celebrated NAIDOC with our Prendiville Catholic College scholars.

To kick start NAIDOC week for the college, Sandra Harben, a Whadjuk/Baladong Noongar Elder completed a beautiful and engaging Welcome to Country complemented with a smoking ceremony. All students took part in the ceremony, giving them the opportunity to understand the importance and significance of a smoking ceremony as an opening for NAIDOC Week. Our MADALAH students were highly engaged and involved, assisting their on-site mentor Levi with the creation and completion of the sand mural and most importantly, showcasing their culture to the rest of the school community.

After the opening event, MADALAH staff and students came together around the ‘yarning circle’ where they went on to each complete an Individual Leadership Plan (ILP for short). Perth was blessed with sunshine and warm weather on this day, so we took full advantage of that.

We were so happy to be involved and witness the start of Prendiville’s NAIDOC Week celebrations and always enjoy the opportunity to catch up with our amazing scholars! We look forward to seeing them all again next term!

Acknowledgement of Country

MADALAH acknowledges and pays tribute to the Whadjuk Noongar, the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work, and we pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging. This acknowledgement extends to the First Peoples’ land across the state of Western Australia which is home to the many students that we support.

MADALAH recognises and values the continuity of cultural, educational and spiritual practices of First Peoples.

We wish to advise our First Peoples that this site may contain the names, images or audio-visual recordings of people who have passed.