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Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week

24 May 2017
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I believe it is important for our children to understand the injustices of our past in the treatment of the first Australians.

That’s why I am proud that Beaconhills College students are taking part in a series of events during these next two weeks to highlight National Reconciliation Week (27 May- 3 June) and NAIDOC Week (2-9 July).

This Friday 26 May also is National Sorry Day, which remembers Australia’s past policies of forced child removal.

Thanks to the efforts of our Head of Indigenous Initiatives, Lynette George, the College has a number of activities and assemblies spread across these significant dates. These include Reconciliation Assemblies, Indigenous cooking incursions, guest speakers, a ‘Connecting to Country’ activity day, fundraising for our upcoming Jabiru camp and Reconciliation Breakfast on Tuesday 30 May at the Berwick Campus (all welcome, bookings through the College Shop).

Our students have incredible opportunities at Beaconhills to learn about overseas’ cultures, but the upcoming events at our College give us the chance to learn about Aboriginal culture and history, as well as reconcile events from the past, present and into the future. It’s learning with Indigenous people – and learning from them. Learning together.

Artwork presented to the College by Wurundjeri artist Mandy Nicholson, a guest speaker at our upcoming Reconciliation Assemblies

Artwork presented to the College by Wurundjeri artist Mandy Nicholson, a guest speaker at our upcoming Reconciliation Assemblies



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