Last week Randwick Girls High School celebrated NAIDOC Week 2018. This year's theme was 'Because of her we can'. This theme celebrated the pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have played – and continue to play - active and significant roles at community, local, state and national levels.

The week started off with students from our ATSI community (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander) collaborating on a mural project, guided by local artist Georgina Johnston. The mural spans a huge 7m and will be completed before the end of term 3. Photos of their creative process will be shared this week!

The ATSI group also held a successful NAIDOC assembly with special guest Zoe Kahn who is an Aboriginal business support officer for the NRL. Our year 10 music students contributed with a beautiful performance titled 'My Island Home' and our ATSI students shared personal stories about their ancestors, namely the women in their lives.

These students achievements, their voices and their unwavering passion give us strength and empower RGHS to continue to support our community.

Because of her, we can!