Bossley Park PS unveils sign

Respect: A smoking ceremony was performed by Luke and Robert from Wankamurra Murawri and Yuin nations, to cleanse the sign and flagpole area.

Respect: A smoking ceremony was performed by Luke and Robert from Wankamurra Murawri and Yuin nations, to cleanse the sign and flagpole area.

Bossley Park Public School unveiled a new sign for their flagpole area as part of their recent NAIDOC Week celebrations.

The sign reads 'We Walk On Darug Country' and acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which the school is on. The hand painted sign was commissioned by undefeated Aboriginal Australian lightweight southpaw boxer, Paul Fleming.

On the day, the school's Aboriginal pupils shared their own speeches and raps reflecting the 2019 NAIDOC theme: Voice, Treaty, Truth. They also performed three contemporary Aboriginal dances as part of the Fairfield Local Aboriginal Education Consultative (AECG) Group Dance Mob ensemble with students from other schools including William Stimson and Fairvale Public Schools and Westfields Sport High School.

"I am extremely proud of our Aboriginal students - it was such a privilege to hear them use their voice to share their truths," principal Tracey Betts said.

"It was a great opportunity for our local AECG schools to connect."