Today, the College community commemorated Reconciliation Week which coincided with National Sorry Day. Staff and students were given the opportunity to tie a piece of fabric on the Reconciliation Rope that represents National Sorry Day, Reconciliation, and Acknowledgment.
Students chose their fabric and thought about what it meant to them as they tied it to either the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island rope.
The whole notion of reconciliation (encouraged by Reconciliation Week) is foundational to Christian faith – firstly, we have been reconciled to God through Jesus Christ and, secondly, we have been given the ministry of reconciliation ourselves to God and one another (2 Corinthians 5:18). As a College then, it is very important to commemorate Reconciliation Day, which promotes and facilitates respect, trust and positive relationships between the wider Australian community and First Nations people.
Abbey Green, one of our Suncoast Indigenous Leader, says, “Today, we recognise and embrace our indigenous culture by sharing our culture with the community and younger generation. We are able to represent who we are both inside and outside of school with no barriers.”