Christine Anu visits Macarthur school for NAIDOC celebration

Children at Ruse Public School were treated to a superstar visit this week.

Indigenous singing sensation Christine Anu stopped by the school to teach the kids a little about Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal culture, words and customs for an early NAIDOC Day celebration.

The musician, best known for her celebrated songs My Island Home and Sunshine on a Rainy Day, was a hit with the children.

Teachers Penelope Oliver-Sharp and Jodie Langston arranged the visit and were thrilled with the reception from the children.

"I love the way the kids engaged with her, and she engaged with them," Ms Langston said.

"She really shared her connection to the Torres Strait Islander community.

"She provided a wonderful sense of what NAIDOC Day is all about."

Ms Oliver-Sharp said she was impressed by Ms Anu's ability to help the children connect with Australia's Indigenous culture.

"She had all the kids repeating Torres Strait Island words back to her," she said.

"It was a fantastic event, she really hit the mark."

Local Dharawal artist Michael Fardon also worked with the school's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children on a special artwork that was unveiled on Tuesday.

"Michael worked with the students over several weeks and used their ideas to create the piece," Ms Oliver-Sharp said.

"He taught them what the different cultural symbols meant so they could make connections to culture.

"They all had a hand in painting the canvas and the end result truly represented and reflected our school community."

Mr Fardon incorporated the school's iconic hexagonal buildings into the artwork, which was in turn used as inspiration for a school-wide Aboriginal rock art project.

"Michael taught the entire school about Aborginal symbols and what they represent, so every student could produce their own personal artwork on a river stone," Ms Oliver-Sharp said.

"These will be placed around our school's Yarning Circle and bush tucker garden."