Respecting Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week begins on Thursday 27 May and concludes on June 3 and marks the anniversary of the 1967 Mabo High Court decision.

For all students (Prep – Year 12) - we will be having a Reconciliation Week Casual Clothes Day. Students will dress in colours from the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander flags - blue, green, white, black, red or yellow - and bring a gold coin donation on Tuesday 1 June to support the work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

There are many excellent events celebrating Reconciliation Week around Melbourne. You can find some of them here.

If you are interested in the work of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, click here

We look forward to celebrating the history and culture of the First Nations People of Australia.

Feast for Freedom: Refugee Week

Later this term we will be offering a unique experience for a limited number of Senior School students and their parents/guardians. In recognition of Refugee Week, we will be having a ‘Feast for Freedom’ event where students and their parent/guardian will cook part of a shared meal from a recipe provided by a refugee. We are also hoping to have a guest speaker to share this event with us. The cost of this event will be $20 which will cover the cost of the parent and student meals.

If you are interested in taking part, please email me for details:

Both of these events are offered because, as a school with Christian foundations, the quest for Social Justice should be something that we are engaged with. For First Nations People and refugees, the struggle to access adequate opportunities continues and it is important to understand and engage with the issues that matter to these communities. We trust that as we highlight these weeks in the school calendar, it will open up meaningful conversations and greater awareness.

Every blessing to you and your family.

Monique Riviere-Pendle