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By Katherine Hookey, Indigenous Leader

The theme for NAIDOC 2014 is “Serving Country: Centenary and Beyond”.  A group of students from our school were encouraged to attend a NAIDOC Community Breakfast at Clove Restaurant on Friday  August  1. The guest speaker was Mrs Joanne Clark, a Townsville-based Indigenous soldier in the Australian Army.

On Monday August 4, Katherine Hookey addressed the whole school with a poem "The Coloured Soldier" and then spoke on the Indigenous men and women who have, and still are serving this great Country, Australia.

The next day was our celebration day, we were entertained by the Shalom Christian College dancers as well as our Hibiscus Hula Dancers.  Mrs Leah George (School Based Nurse) and her group of budding chefs prepared the food for the day.  On the menu was Wallaby Stew and Dumplings, Roast Wallaby Legs, Tuna Bake, Pumpkin Soup and for dessert we had Creamy Rice Pudding as well as Bread and Butter pudding.  Police Liaison Officer, Zaleia Lammon also got involved in the day by helping with the painting and performing in the Hula dance.  Querida Zaro showed students how to make a grasshoppers and windmills out of coconut leaves.

I would like to thank everyone who helped in making this a special day.