More than 100 people gathered after school at St Bede's on Monday, September 18 for the grand opening and smoking ceremony of the new yarning circle, called Ngarramalingiil.
During the ceremony, principal John Murphy said the opening of Ngarramalingiil is a significant moment in St Bede's history.
"Sacred areas such as yarning circles have been inbuilt into the richness of Aboriginal culture,". "These spaces would be, and still are, where Aboriginal people come together to listen to the wisdom of the elders.
"By listening, the younger ones came to understand and to respect their culture, and to become custodians of the land. “The telling of stories and celebrating of events through dance, symbolism, and art, are all dimensions of yarning circles that preserves and enriches Aboriginal culture.”