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. It is always celebrated between
27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
Throughout this week Immanuel students have been engaged in learning activities connected with Sorry Day. Activities have ranged from acknowledgement of country, art activities and Aboriginal sport games, as well as embedding ATSI perspectives in the curriculum. We are blessed being part of a wonderful community and are grateful for all input into taking part in NRW.
We are all in this together!
On Tuesday Rebecca Kimlin (who is a parent and Aboriginal Health Service Coordinator for the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Region) joined the year 3s classes and led a 'Yarning Circle' around the fire pit.
The students enjoyed chatting with Bec as she answered many questions the students asked about National Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week
Mr Wundersitz held a session in the Bush Tucker Garden with the year 3s and a spoke to the year 5’s about the Indigenous and native plants we have in the Garden.