|Celebrating Reconciliation - 02 June 2016|
Last week was an incredibly busy one for STAR (Santa Teresa and Reconciliation) members and Mirragin students, as we celebrated Reconciliation Week as a school community. At Lourdes Hill College, the aim of this week is twofold: to acknowledge and celebrate National Reconciliation Week and to raise funds for Santa Teresa, an Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory.
The girls hosted a variety of lunchtime activities including a cake stall, sausage sizzle, banner painting, weaving and everyone’s favourite, lob-a-choc!
The whole school was involved in a special Reconciliation assembly on Tuesday 24 May, which foregrounded the 2016 National Reconciliation Week theme of Our History, Our Story, Our Future. Family, friends and special guests were invited to the assembly and enjoyed afternoon tea in Soubirous Place afterwards.
Thursday 26 May was National Sorry Day, and we paid special respect to the Stolen Generation by attending a very moving early morning ceremony on the Wynnum foreshore, led by our College Elder, Aunty Joan.
Belinda McGleenon, Mirragin Support Teacher
Charlene McMenamin, Teacher-Leader, STAR