NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for us to join with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to celebrate their history, culture and achievements. 

  • While NAIDOC celebrations focus on one week, there are many ways to introduce the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in your classroom throughout the year. Please contact us at to find out how we can support you. 
  • Visit the NAIDOC web site for more information.

NAIDOC Week 2-9 July 2023 

We celebrate NAIDOC Week across Australia in the first week of July. Recognising the history, culture, and
achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We encourage you to teach, learn and celebrate all year round. Here are a few suggestions to get you

This year’s theme For Our Elders means

  • How can we show respect to Elders?
  • Why are you grateful for the wisdom of Elders?
  • What can you as a school do for your local Tasmanian Aboriginal Community?  

The Orb

Click on these links to hear about Elders from Tasmania. Please be aware that these videos contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

The Aboriginal Education Services Library

You can borrow resources from the library –

Tasmanian books:

  • Dave Gough’s book luwa tara luwa waypa has Elders as characters in the story.
  • We Love Country has Nanna showing and telling us about Country. Read the story and then ask – Is Nanna an Elder?

Western Australia book:

  • Grandfather Emu is a published story by Rhonda Collard-Spratt and Jacki Ferro. This is a re-telling of an old Aboriginal story about Grandfather Emu. Respect your Elders is one of the teachings of this story