The 26th May to the 3rd of June marks a very important week for our Nation and school community where we acknolwedge the mistakes of the past and and take action towards healing.
On the 26 May, National Sorry Day, our school community acknowledged the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’. Teachers and students reflected on and shared about what the day means to them.
"On National Sorry Day I think about all the things we can do to heal the mistakes of the past. Together, I know we can continue to do those things that will help - listening, sharing, learning, respecting and valuing one of the oldest cultures in the world," shared Ms Macdonald.
The 27th May marked the beginning of National Reconciliation Week and across our College we are taking the opportunity to celebrate, share and educate our students about the importance of this week.
Here at Waratah Campus, we held a special assembly, discussed the history changing events of the Mabo decision and the 67 Referendum and continued our daily work in collectively building a school community that values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.
This week, and every week, we acknolwdge all of our outstanding Aboriginal teachers, students, support teams and the broader community who generously share their journeys, histories and culture with our school.
The following video is a recording of our online assembly this week which includes a reflection on National Sorry Day.