Thursday 30th May 2024
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Hi All,

This week as a school community we acknowledged National Reconciliation Week and Sorry Day. Our whole school prayer on Monday morning was focussed on these important events and classes have also been learning about National Reconciliation Week and Sorry Day.

Sorry Day is a day of national acknowledgment and reflection on the historical mistreatment and injustices faced by Indigenous Australians, particularly those impacted by the forced removal of children from their families, known as the Stolen Generations. The first Sorry Day was on May 26, 1998, a year after the Bringing Them Home report revealed the impact of policies that took children from their families.

National Reconciliation Week is held from May 27 to June 3 to commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively. National Reconciliation Week started as the Week of Prayer for Reconciliation in 1993 (the International Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples) and was supported by Australia’s major faith communities.

Reconciliation Week is not just a time to acknowledge the past; it's a pivotal moment for us to come together as a community, to learn, to listen, and to understand. It's a time to honour the rich cultures, traditions, and histories of Indigenous peoples, and to reflect on our collective journey towards reconciliation.

The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2024, Now More Than Ever, is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will —and must —continue.

Ultimate Hoedown
A final reminder for the Ultimate Hoedown which will be held tomorrow between 6pm and 8pm. Please come and support the wonderful work of the P&F to raise funds for our school. There are some amazing raffles prizes including a Milwaukee tool set valued at over $500 as well as prizes available on the night. We look forward to seeing lots of the school community there!

Mindful Mob
The school has recently introduced the ‘Mindful Mob’ sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at recess times. These sessions are facilitated by the school’s Aboriginal & Islander Education Worker, Jackson Chisholm and Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Coordinator, Roxanne Woolley.
The aim of the sessions is to offer students some relaxed activities at break times such as crafts, drawings and board games.

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