Muswellbrook South Public School students, teachers acknowledge NAIDOC Day

MUSWELLBROOK South Public School was a sea of colour on Friday as teachers, staff and students acknowledged NAIDOC Day.

While celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the pupils also took part in many activities.

They were even encouraged to come dressed in black, red or yellow, too.

"It's a time when we can recognise the long and rich history of Aboriginal people in this area," principal Glen Kite said.

"For those who are new to the region or unaware, the Hunter Valley boasts a number of significant sites, including to the north, Wingen Maid and Burning Mountain and to the south, Baiame Cave and Tiddalik the Frog.

"The stories and knowledge associated with these locations help us to connect spiritually and culturally to this country.

"The 2020 theme, Always Was, Always Will Be, understands that First

Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for more than 65,000 years.

"At Muswellbrook South Public School, we are proud of such strong links to the first Australians right here in our backyards.

"It's a nice way to wrap up the school term, so enjoy the holidays.

"We'll see everyone in a couple of weeks."