In 2017, we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. As we commemorate these significant milestones, we ask all Australians to be a part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation journey.
Kardinia International College celebrated National Reconciliation Week from 27 May – 3 June. A range of activities and exhibitions were available to all of our students exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s culture and achievements. Students were able to participate in a boomerang throwing workshop, jewellery making, damper making, dot painting, movies and documentaries and be entertained by the spectacular Indigenous Hop Hop Project. Our Canteen staff also produced an amazing array of delicious Indigenous inspired food throughout the week including; Kangaroo Spaghetti Bolognaise, Bush Tomato Soup, Rosella Jam, and Lemon Myrtle and Wattle Seed Muffins.
Our Council for Global Representation were a fantastic help leading up to and throughout the week as were some of our students from the Social Justice Committee. A big thank you to all staff for dedicating their spare periods and lunchtimes to assist with the various activities.