Being a Voice for Generations

Being a Voice for Generations

National Reconciliation Week FOCUS

During National Reconciliation Week the students focused on this year’s theme which was ‘Be a Voice for Generations’. This week was a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, while also exploring how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Students participated in conversations about why we celebrate National Reconciliation Week and why the 27 May to the 3 June are the dates used every year and what are their significance to Australia’s history. The student were also given the opportunity throughout the week to colour in pages from the National Reconciliation Week website. This included a page with the theme and an activity page which asked the students to write or draw what they believed a reconciled future would look like in Australia.

The students also participated in craft activities throughout the week including Aboriginal flags with the theme decorated on top and handprints using traditional Aboriginal colours. The student watched animations of Dreamtime stories and participated in crafts relating to them such as ‘How the Birds got their Colours’, ‘Rainbow Serpent’ and ‘How the Turtle got its Shell’. Before School Care students made megaphones out of paper and decorated them. While participating in the craft the students were asked to reflect and discuss how they can share the message of reconciliation in their everyday lives.

Ms Ruby Zada-Boatwright
OSHC Educator

MTOP Outcomes:

2.1: Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and un understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation.
2.2: Children react to diversity with respect.
2.3: Children become aware of fairness.