27 May 2016

Reconciliation Week

​Junior School welcomed Mr Phil Geia from Palm Island on Tuesday. He helped us to understand Indigenous history, its impact on our lives today and to acknowledge Australia's first peoples' unique culture, especially in Reconciliation Week.

Ruby Madden of Year 5 gave a clear and insightful speech introducing Mr Geia and the Reconciliation Week theme: Our history, Our Story, Our Future. Mr Geia taught us songs and told stories from his homeland.

Kaleena Braddick, Tanaya Williams, Madison Lampton, Lailah Prince and Eden Timbery gave their insights on reconciliation at the Senior School assembly. They reminded us that reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, that we believe in fairness for everyone, that our diversity makes us richer, and that together we are strong and are creating a nation supported by respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people. Nikita Kearney was a magnificent MC for the day.

Ms Robyn Blomfield
Learning Enrichment Teacher | Indigenous Coordinator | Year 11 mentor