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Spectacular Schools - Inspired

Celebrate the creativity and resilience of staff and students by joining us in Spectacular Schools - Inspired, a digital showcase of NSW public school achievements.

  • Submit your work to be part of the inspired showcase and get involved.
  • In these stimulating learning resources, find inspiration.
  • Enjoy, watch and share students outstanding creative work and be inspired.

Applications open Monday 1 November 2021 and close Monday 4 April 2022. Your work will be shared in the Be inspired showcase every week! Go to Get involved for all the details.


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Acknowledgement of Country

Duration: 1:22

We Acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal people present. This place is, was and always will be Aboriginal land.

Video transcript – Acknowledgement of Country

[ambient bush sounds and percussive instruments]

ZIPPORAH CORSER ANU: Kayb ngalpa ngitha mura. Which in my language means, 'G'day everyone.'

SEBASTIAN KELLY-TOIAVA: Yaama, which in my language is a form of greeting. And I'm a proud Ngiyampaa man.

ZANE CARR: Today I would like to acknowledge the Darug people of this land on which we stand.

ZIPPORAH CORSER ANU: On which we stand.

SEBASTIAN KELLY-TOIAVA: On which we stand.

ZIPPORAH CORSER ANU: May the stars shine bright wherever you are and guide you all.

SEBASTIAN KELLY-TOIAVA: I'd like to acknowledge the spirits, the ancestors, the flora and fauna.

JOSHUA KALAW: The mountains, the rivers, and the elders both past and present.

ZOE BROWN: For they will continue on sharing their knowledge to the future generations.

KIYA SLOCKEE: We pay our respects to your continued connection and care for Country.

JARED SMITH: We would like to extend our acknowledgements to any other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people here today.

KIYA SLOCKEE: And so, we welcome you to this beautiful Country.

JARED SMITH: Sit back, Duramori yurimaia, relax, and enjoy what I'm sure is to be an amazing gathering. Yalabi daiyalung bora.

BOTH: Yamma.

[ambient bush sounds and percussive instruments]

End of transcript


We would like to thank our Schools Spectacular sponsors for their generous support of this project. Watch these messages to hear from them.

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Duration: 0:57

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Duration: 0:50

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Supporting the education of students across NSW is at the core of all that we do at School Bytes. As a proud sponsor of the Spectacular Schools – Inspired initiative, School Bytes directly supports this outstanding opportunity provided for students and teachers from across the state to join together in this showcase of talent. Let’s get inspired!