National Reconciliation Week celebrations at St Francis Xavier School
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 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.
NRW commemorates two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
St Francis Xavier School celebrated Reconciliation Week with a special day on Thursday, May 30.
“Down the Track” provided the school community with a nourishing breakfast before school to start the day. Then the morning assembly was commenced with Aunty Joy Kelly sharing the Welcome to Country and the Year 6 leaders sharing information about the significance of Reconciliation Week and leading us in prayer.
Families were invited to join the students as they participated in various learning opportunities from the Healing lessons, produced by the Healing Foundation and in the creation of a Reconciliation Pole, which Ms Alison Wheeler and Georgina Kelly have helped design and create.
What a wonderful story of the sharing of the NON-iNDIGENOUS culture with those of us whose ancestors were immigrants. HAving the opportunity to learn more of the Fiest Peoples’ culture. Which would be a wonderful way for the non-Indigenous to learn about the different way the First people lived.
Great work all at the Lake. Continue to carry on doing great things for reconciliation and togetherness in the name of the Lord. In the true spirit of MAry MacKillop.