09 Jun 22

Reconciliation Week

We celebrated National Reconciliation Week last week with a variety of learning experiences across the college.

On Monday, Sean Choolburra brought his stand up show to the Year 8s and a cultural performance of song and dance to the R-4 students.

On Thursday Aunty Janice and her team from the Southern Elders Weaving Group ran a workshop with the Year 5 and 6 classes, where students learned how to make their own woven raffia baskets.

Primary and Middle School assemblies were also held to share learning with their peers.

A highlight was the unveiling of the beautiful collaborative painting “Foundations”, created by Aboriginal Community Education Officer Jak along with a group of students. The painting is about how education brings us together and is the ‘foundation’ to everything.

The week was capped off with a staff versus students basketball game in the Wayikuu gym to mark Mabo Day. The staff team, captained by local superstar Mr Whitford, had an early lead but in the end the students won the game.

This year’s theme, Be Brave. Make Change is a challenge to all Australians to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.