As a school we proudly fly the Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags and acknowledge the local Aboriginal people - the Turrbal people (PDF, 770 KB) at our weekly assemblies. We also acknowledge cultural diversity through the celebrations of special events such as NAIDOC Week and Harmony Day.
Ariba Enuba Art Trail
As part of the 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games Legacy Program, the government worked with local stakeholders to create an Indigenous Art Trail where local schools and early childhood services created representative totems. This trail runs along the third lagoon.
Students from Sandgate State School spoke about the importance of nature and how indigenous people have managed and looked after the land for thousands of years. The symbols that were used as part of our totem design reflect the unique and special partnership that indigenous peoples share with the land. It encapsulates the long standing relationships that man has with nature and tries to illustrate the ways in which both indigenous peoples and nature go hand in hand.
Noonga Reconciliation Groups Apology Day
A Lemon Myrtle Tree, planted by Sandgate State School Students, stands proud at the local PCYC. This tree was planted at the 2014 Noonga Reconciliation Groups Apology Day.