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Mirragin launched at Reconciliation Assembly - 28 May 2015

For some time, staff and students of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander unit at Lourdes Hill College have talked about creating an appropriatename for the unit,as well as a symbol that could represent their unique part of the College. A task force, led by our Elder in Residence, Aunty Joan Hendriks, was created earlier this year and we arepleased to reportthat the name and symbol were launched at our wonderfulReconciliation Assembly on Thursday 28 May.

In front of a packed GSC, with special guests and parents, Aunty Joanannounced that the new name for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander unitwill be Mirragin, reflecting the local language for the word "Star”which, of course, is the LHC symbol. Aunty Joan also unveiled the new symbol which was then presented to each of the Mirragin girls in the form of a badge (pictured).

The central image is a traditional Aboriginal way of depicting a star. Aunty Sonja Carmichael, our Indigenous Support Officer, worked with Ms Lisa Dowall from our Art Department to come up with this depiction. Thestar is on a background of mottled purple, our College colour, reflecting the traditional splatter painting method. Around the central circle, we see eight smaller circles, representing the eight houses from which our students form the larger LHC community. Together they form a star.

Aunty Joan explained, “It is with this deep sense of connectedness to the many elements of the heritage of our students and of this College that we feel this symbol captures so much about whowe are and where we come from.”

Our Reconciliation Assembly was a real celebration of all the shining Mirragin stars, with dancing, prayer, art and reflection reminding us of the contribution we all need to make to ensure reconciliation can become real and lasting in our community.