Friday 26th May is National Sorry Day, where we remember and acknowledge the mistreatment of First Nations people that were forcibly removed from their families and communities. Together we can acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations Survivors and reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process for our people and nation. Our Year 3/4 students have prepared a prayer assembly for Friday that reflects the reverence of this day, but also the hope that through reconciliation and sharing of story, we can become a more unified and compassionate nation.
As a school, we are constantly looking for ways to deepen our connection with the traditional owners of this land, the Wakka Wakka people. We are engaged in a Reconciliation Action Plan that has led to the Year 6 students of 2022 writing an Acknowledgement of Country that is used at school celebrations. More recently, Wakka Wakka artist, Nikki Law was commissioned to paint a ground mural in our outdoor prayer space that is inspired by the connection to the land, while including the school house colours and values. We are currently in consultation with elders and other members of the Wakka Wakka nation to name this space using the traditional language of this area.