June, 2021

National Reconciliation Week 2021

June 09, 2021
Gawler River students created the ‘meeting place’ symbol during National Reconciliation Week 2021.
Gawler River students created the ‘meeting place’ symbol.

National Reconciliation Week 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. Across the College students participated in many activities to acknowledge National Reconciliation Week 2021.

Acknowledgement took place in classrooms with storytelling and sharing, in playgrounds with personal conversations, at assemblies with special reflections and at larger gatherings with official ceremonies. Students and staff showed a genuine desire to learn more about reconciliation and made a commitment to continuing conversations and learning beyond this national week.

As a College we embrace a role in further understanding the history of and learning from, our First Nation’s people and we felt very blessed to have the company of Major "Moogy" Sumner AM at the College during National Reconciliation Week. As an important elder of our First Nations community has certainly empowered our staff to guide further discussion about reconciliation. Uncle Moogy’s willingness to answer all questions about his history was empowering and uplifting.

Major Sumner AM during National Reconciliation Week 2021
Major Sumner AM is a world renown performer and cultural ambassador of Ngarrindjeri arts, crafts, martial arts and traditional culture.