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Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week

Our Port Stephens students recently had an unforgettable experience visiting the Murrook Centre for Reconciliation Week. They engaged in various enriching workshops such as painting, throwing boomerangs, learning about bush medicine, and beading. A special thanks to Uncle Justin and Peter for sharing their extensive knowledge and insights into the Worimi culture with us.

Additionally, our Aboriginal students have been learning Kattang, the local Aboriginal language, with Jonathan Lilly at Gilibaa. It was a wonderful opportunity to share stories and immerse ourselves in the vibrant culture and traditions of the Worimi people.

We are incredibly proud of our students for their enthusiasm and respect in embracing and celebrating our rich cultural heritage.

Reconciliation Week's theme, "Now More Than Ever," resonates deeply in our hearts and minds as we reflect on the importance of unity and understanding in our community. This theme emphasises the urgency and significance of acknowledging our shared history, embracing our diverse cultures, and committing to a future where everyone is valued and respected.

"Now More Than Ever" reminds us that reconciliation is not just a concept but a call to action. It urges us to take steps towards healing the wounds of the past and building strong, inclusive relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. In a world where division and misunderstanding can often dominate, this theme calls us to focus on the power of togetherness and empathy.

Our experiences during Reconciliation Week, such as the visit to the Murrook Centre and learning about the Worimi culture, highlight the richness of Aboriginal heritage and the profound wisdom it offers. These interactions reinforce that reconciliation is an ongoing journey, requiring us to listen, learn, and engage actively.