National Reconciliation Week
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National Reconciliation Week
On Monday 27 May, our National Reconciliation Week activities began with an insightful talk from Aboriginal cultural consultant and artist Nikki Carabetta. During the workshop, Nikki spoke about the meaning of Reconciliation and helped our students build awareness, appreciation and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's histories, cultures and futures.

During lunchtime on this day, students participated in a creative dot painting workshop focusing on Indigenous Australian symbols and story. Nikki talked to our students about her cultural heritage and how to tell stories through pictures and symbols, demonstrating how to use skewers to create dot paintings. Our students enjoyed the opportunity to work together and express their stories through this medium. We look forward to seeing their piece of art on display at the college.

Our Library also ran activities across the week at recess and lunch times. Students were invited to create their own National Reconciliation Week badges and write their reconciliation messages on paper hands. The hands were then included in a sea of hands which were displayed outside of the library.

Across the week, we also screened Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander films to help promote understanding of Aboriginal people's experience from colonisation to the present day, and to highlight goals for positive change and growth.

We would like to thank all students and staff of Thebarton Senior College for their contribution to supporting our commitment to reconciliation.
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  • AuthorHamdi Fdhila
  • Date04-Jun-21
  • CategoriesTerm2