|Walking the Talk at LHC - 13 June 2014|
Lourdes Hill College celebrated this year’s National Reconciliation Week with a host of activities.
In keeping with the 2014 national theme of “Let’s Walk the Talk” we launched the week by inviting staff and students to decorate paper feet as a symbol of their commitment to Reconciliation.
The finished feet have since been placed around the Scholastica Centre as a constant reminder to our College community to ‘Walk the Talk’ together.
On Thursday, we invited the families and friends of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls, along with a variety of special guests, to attend our full-school assembly devoted to Reconciliation.
Our focus was ‘Women who Walk the Talk’ and we shared the stories of Aboriginal political activist and poet Oodgeroo Noonucal and our very own College Elder, Aunty Joan Hendricks, by reflecting on their contributions to reconciliation locally, nationally and internationally.
One of the highlights of the assembly was the special dance performance by the talented young students from Dunwich State Primary school on Stradbroke Island, The Q- Crew! Staff, parents and guests then enjoyed morning tea on the verandah where they were each given a rock as a momemto of the day. The rocks were all hand-painted by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and some of our STAR members as a symbol of strength and solidarity.
We rounded the week off with a social celebration in the form of ‘Popcorn at the Movies’, launched by the girls from the STAR service group. Over 150 girls gathered in Duhig Hall at lunchtime on Thursday and Friday to watch the film, “Bran Nu Dae” and munch on homemade bags of popcorn.
Let us all continue to ‘Walk the Talk” with confidence, nourishing and caring for our relationships with each other so that reconciliation is a living, breathing reality of which we are all a part.