The beginning of the term saw Encounter’s celebration of NAIDOC with Opening Shine dedicated to the history, culture and
achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and acknowledging specifically the contributions of  indigenous  women in line with this year’s NAIDOC theme of “Because of Them We Can”.

This was followed by the official opening of our Yarning Circle where we were joined by local Ngarrindjeri women Auntie Ellen, Auntie Noreen, Ellie and Jelina. The College was delighted these women could officiate the opening of our Yarning Circle and share the significance of such a meeting place with students and invited guests.
Junior school students were then able to spend time with the women and learn their traditional art of weaving throughout the day.