Taree High School staff and students came together for a day of celebration and remembrance of Aboriginal culture.
The school held NAIDOC Day on Monday, June 17, with students taking part in a series of assemblies, activities and workshops.
School principal Allison Alliston said the event acted as a day of learning for students about the lives of Aboriginal people.
"We've had dancing and we've had an explanation of the theme for this year's NAIDOC Week which is Voice Treaty Truth," Ms Alliston said.
"They (students) get a great understanding on what voice means to Aboriginal people, what treaty means to Aboriginal people and what the truth is that we should all be aware of as Australians about our past."
The school's community engagement leader Jaycent Davis, Uncle Russell Saunders and company had the school hall thumping with a rendition of Youth Yindi's Treaty at the morning assembly.
They get a great understanding on what voice means to Aboriginal people, what treaty means to Aboriginal people and what the truth is that we should all be aware of as Australians about our past.Allison Alliston, Taree High School principal
Aboriginal dancers performed before Uncle Russell and Uncle Clarrie Hoskins cut the NAIDOC Week cake.
Mr Davis said the school is proud to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
"Every year we celebrate our Biripi culture, history and heritage and we underpin the theme of NAIDOC Week every year," he said.
Workshops included a history of the Biripi people in the Manning.
Uncle Russell gave insight of his own family growing up in the area and looked at his father Horace Saunders' school years where Indigenous history and culture wasn't allowed.
NAIDOC Week runs nationally July 7-14, with the school's celebrations avoiding a clash with the mid-year break.
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