Saturday 27th May marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week, 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. The dates for National Reconciliation Week remain the same each year, 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. This journey requires all of us to walk together with courage as we take a crucial step towards a unified future, in which we understand, value and respect each other.
This National Reconciliation Week, the theme “Be a Voice for Generations” encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise. For the work of generations past, and the benefit of generations future, act today for a more just, equitable and reconciled country for all.
As a school community we will be spending time in class acknowledging this week and we look forward to sharing more about this next week.