Each year National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.
May 27 Marks the anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation’s history. The 1967 referendum saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise them in the national census.
3 June Commemorates the High Court of Australia’s landmark Mabo decision in 1992, which legally recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a special relationship to the land—a relationship that existed prior to colonalisation and still exists today. This recognition paved the way for land rights or Native Title.
At the assembly today we had a visiting primary choir, Dryandra , who joined forces with the St Stephen’s primary choir to sing three songs.
We were treated to a display by students of Wesley College.
They performed traditional dances accompanied by the didgeridoo.
This wondelful assembly was co-ordinated by HASS teacher Matt Smith and HASS HOLA Leeanne Shanks.