National Reconciliation Week
This week is National Reconciliation Week! National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. If you would like more information, we encourage you to visit nrw.reconciliation.org.au
This week we discussed the story of Australia’s sad history and why we say ‘sorry’ to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. We made some special National Reconciliation Week hands that will be proudly displayed in front of the administration building on Wednesday for Sorry Day. We also read a special story called Finding our Heart and discussed the meaning behind National Reconciliation Week. On Monday afternoon we combined classes and friends from Banksia 1, 2 and 3 used fine motor skills (cutting and weaving) to create some purple native hibiscus flowers. These flowers are referred to as the Stolen Generation Flower.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in Banksia 2
The students in Banksia 2 have been learning about sustainability and how to take care of our Earth. We are collecting used coffee pods for an art project later in the term. If you are a coffee drinker and have used pods that you are happy to part with, we’d love to take them off your hands!
Please donate any clean used coffee pods (the base is easy to pull off with a fork to rinse the coffee out) to
- Mrs Newton and Mrs Gleed at Willagee
- Mrs Hope at Bull Creek
- Ms Reid at Beeliar.
Thank you in advance,
The students and staff in B2