Wednesday, 5 July 2017
A Koori Vest for Rooby
Rooby got the biggest surprise at the launch of her new Koori Vest last term when she thought that she was going along to North St Marys Neighbourhood Centre to visit and read with a few of her friends, when in actual fact Rooby was given a Koori Vest that was especially designed by Aboriginal students from St Marys North Public School.
Over two days the students created 48 designs, and 20 of those designs were chosen by Elders of the area to be put on the vest. Students and teachers from St Marys North Public School and their families, Elders and supporters of the project all came along to the launch to celebrate the great collaborative efforts of our community.
Community Junction Inc. would like to thank Penrith City Council’s Community Assistance Program (CAP) for funding received for this project, Mission Australia and Paint the Town REaD for supporting the launch, Sean Mitchell Agencies for donating the students 'thank you' gifts and all of the students who were involved in creating the designs.