Christmas cheer filled Kurrawang Aboriginal Christian Community on Thursday afternoon when students from the school led their first Christmas concert. About 60 primary school students from Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School Kurrawang filled the church hall to perform popular Christmas carols such as Jingle Bells and Silent Night in English and in language. The community about 20km west of Kalgoorlie-Boulder saw families travel from Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Coolgardie to attend. CAPS Kurrawang principal Kylie Meredith said the concert, which was requested by elderly people in the community, highlighted the true meaning of the Christmas season. “It brings the community together and gets back to grass roots as to why we actually celebrate Christmas,” she said. “Being such a strong faith-based school, it’s nice that we can have that emphasis on Jesus Christ. “That’s the foundation of our faith, so it’s (important) for them (students) to understand and recognise what Christmas is really about.” Ms Meredith said students rehearsed twice a week leading up to Thursday’s community event. CAPS Kurrawang collected donations for Christmas gifts which were then distributed to event attendees by students. Ms Meredith said the school hoped to establish the Christmas concert as an annual event.