Smoking Ceremony

Thursday, 02 Feb 2023

On Monday 30th January, the Year 7 and Year 12 students returned to school for 2023.  

A fabulous day of activities was planned for both groups and they got together for a soccer match at recess and then again for a Smoking Ceremony performed by Daniel Hume from the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation.

Principal Karl Russell, spoke to the Year 7s and 12s about the beginning and the end of the students' secondary college journey and the symbolism of the Smoking Ceremony and how it was relevant to them.  Daniel explained the meaning of a Smoking Ceremony and how they are traditionally performed by Indigenous people for weddings, funerals and births and its purpose is for healing and cleansing. 

We hope the students and staff who participated took away something from it and enjoyed the significance of the ceremony.

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