INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
Friday 21 September
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
On Friday 21 September we recognised International Day of Peace, an important day on our calendar. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, "Peace Day" provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

We were welcomed to our ceremony by Major Sumner, known to many as 'Uncle Moogy', a senior elder of the Ngarrindjeri people of the Coorong. Uncle Moogy led us through an Aboriginal 'smoking ceremony', an ancient Aboriginal custom in which native plants are burnt to produce smoke to ward off bad spirits, acknowledge ancestors and pay respect to the land and sea of country.

Many of our students participated in our ceremony, including sounding bells around the college to signal the ceremony was about to start, our drumming welcome for students and staff, sounding the cymbal to signal our 12.00 pm start, raising of the UN flag, presenting peace messages, poetry readings, singing, and leading us through our Global Goal peace action. Thank you to all students involved.

Prior to the ceremony, all classes participated in 'The World's Largest Lesson', which focused on developing our understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. During the lesson, students and staff prepared a Global Goal pledge, signifying how we all will personally contribute to achieving these goals. These pledges are now on display in the college.
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  • AuthorToni Andrew
  • Date21-Sep-18
  • CategoriesTerm3