Theme: Always was, always will be.
8–15 November 2020
Always Was, Always Will Be recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
During NAIDOC Week 2020, we have many activities that our students and community are involved in. Below are listed some of the activities running all week, and then day-by-day.
Whole community events and activities – 9-14 November 2020
Novotel Sydney Central NAIDOC Week art exhibition – 169/179 Thomas St, Haymarket
Artwork supplied by Junior School and Gawura school.
Pullman Hotel Sydney
Thank you cards for hotel guests during NAIDOC Week. Artwork supplied by Kindergarten to Year 3 Gawura students.
Artwork is based on the story for the NAIDOC Week assembly -–The Man Shining Like The Sun – Gumbaingirr creation story.
NAIDOC Week guessing competition
Win a beautiful artwork by Ms Peta Joy Williams. All proceeds go to support cultural learning in Gawura
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.rafflelink.com.au/gawura2020naidocweek
Regular giving appeal for Gawura school
Supporters are being asked to donate each month to support Gawura at the following link: https://gawura.nsw.edu.au/monthly-giving/
School events and activities each day
Monday 9 November
Junior School and Gawura: special assembly and introduction to NAIDOC week; NAIDOC theme art project on Level 7; NAIDOC Week Kahoots and challenges in the library.
Tuesday 10 November
Junior School and Gawura: Mufti day, raising money with gold coin donations for Connecting Communities Australia. Students to wear culturally inspired outfit, using the colours from the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander flags or clothes that incorporate Indigenous designs. NAIDOC theme art project on Level 7; NAIDOC Week Kahoots and challenges in the library.
NAIDOC Assembly – 9.30am-10.15am: streamed on the Gawura Facebook page here: https://youtu.be/1jlVUlzN0RM
Wednesday 11 November
Junior School and Gawura: NAIDOC theme art project on Level 7; NAIDOC Week Kahoots and challenges in the library.
Staff: Dr John Collier delivers his NAIDOC address to staff
Thursday 12 November
Junior School and Gawura: NAIDOC theme art project on Level 7 will be completed and mounted; NAIDOC Week Kahoots and challenges in the library.
Middle School/Senior College: Tutors groups will discuss and reflect on an Indigenous historical timeline.
Friday 13 November
Junior School and Gawura: Morning assembly on the Rooftop; NAIDOC Week Kahoots and activity challenge
Macquarie Group Panel discussion fundraising event for Gawura (a livestream online event): a panel of emerging Indigenous leaders, including Gawura teacher Michael Kirk, will discuss this year’s NAIDOC theme – 12–1pm.
Register your interest in viewing this livestream event here!
Saturday 14 November
Everyone: Gawura Gala Market public event. Please come along to browse and buy market items to raise funds for Gawura at All Saints Church, Hunters Hill, Cnr Ferry and Ambrose streets.