National Reconciliation Week 2017

May 27 - June 3

All students across the three campuses reflected on the importance of this week. Reconciliation Australia remind us that this week is a time to commit to changes and actions to contribute to a more mature and inclusive Australian community, to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, to consider actions to turn around the disadvantage experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to celebrate living in a country with the oldest living culture in the world.

Students in liturgies and assemblies were challenged to consider what a reconciled Australia would look like, in light this statement by Justin Mohamed, CEO of Reconciliation Australia,

“It is a place where we share genuine respect for each other.

A place where the enduring cultures of the First Australians are fully appreciated.

A place where racial taunts are no longer heard.

A place where skin colour is never a factor.

A place where prejudice does not existent.

“In short, a united Australia that acknowledges its past and is confident of its future.”

Mornington Campus

 

Tyabb Campus

Rosebud Campus

Ange Virgona
College Faith Formation Leader