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Earlier this year one of our year 6 students approached us to ask if we could perform an Acknowledgment of Country at the beginning of our Friday morning assemblies.  This was discussed within our Student Voice meetings and with much excitement and pride, an acknowledgment was written by Abbey and for the first time at Park Ridge Primary School this was read and a tradition begun.  Thank you Abbey.

An Acknowledgement of Country is a way of showing awareness of and respect for the traditional Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander owners of the land on which a meeting or event is being held, and of recognising the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to their Country.

History of the Aboriginal Flag

The Aboriginal Flag was recognised by the Federal Court of Australia in July 1995.  Harold Thomas, a Luritja man from the Northern Territory, designed the Aboriginal Flag in 1971.

The flag has become a recognised national symbol of unity for Indigenous people throughout Australia.

What do the flags colours represent?

Black represents the Aboriginal people of Australia, Red represents the red earth and the spiritual relationship to the land and Yellow represents the sun, the giver of life.

Park Ridge Primary School proudly fly the Australian flag, the Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag and welcome everyone from all nations and cultures.