National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week celebrates the rich history and culture of Australia’s first peoples from 27 May – 3 June. It’s the ideal time for people to join the reconciliation conversation and to think about how to turn around the disadvantages experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2018 is Don’t Keep History a Mystery, exploring the history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered. This year we invited the students and staff to Learn, Share, and Grow – by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of our national story. The students at San Sisto College demonstrated their support for reconciliation by creating a handprint on a banner showing their understanding about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.