WOW end of Term 2 already! My apologies for the late newsletter. This week has really got away on me with all of the exciting activities.
Haven’t we ended with a BANG! Our NAIDOC celebrations have been absolutely superb. Thank you to the team of teachers that have worked tirelessly in the background. These events for the students do not just happen. I am grateful to have the team here at Stockton Public School, they always put our students front and centre. Christine Anu was certainly the highlight of my term. Christine spoke passionately of her life as a Torres Strait Islander woman. She spoke and sang in language and taught us some of her language too. It was fabulous to witness her pride and connection to culture and land. Speaking of which, it was wonderful to meet Uncle John Ridgeway. Uncle John is a Worrimi elder and Ava Wendy’s grandfather. Uncle John was also passionate about his connection to culture and country. We look forward to Uncle John joining us on many occasions, some formal and other just for a cuppa. Mowane, the Aboriginal dancers from Hamilton Public School were fantastic. Our choir blew us all away with their version of "My Island Home". Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents and carers that come along.
As we finish this afternoon for school holidays, I would like to thank all of the staff. This term has been challenging and at the same time rewarding. This certainly couldn’t be the school that it is without the staff that are here. I am very grateful every day to work with this team. I trust that you all have a safe and restful break. Staff return Monday 12 July and students K-6 return Tuesday 13 July. Bathu Bila will return Tuesday 13 July to preschool.
Ms Jodie Holt