Reconciliation in Action

Reconciliation in Action

In Week 2 our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) group met to discuss the actions our school is taking towards a Reconciled Australia. This group is made up of teachers, RAP Ambassadors, Aboriginal students and community members, including Ngarrindjeri /Kaurna Elder Uncle “Moogy” Sumner AM who was recently elected to the SA First Nations Voice to Parliament. A key item on our agenda was the redevelopment of the Mitchell Steps. This renovation will be an acknowledgement to First Nations Culture and has been a project that has involved community and the RAP committee over the last 12 months.

The new structures will represent the past, present and future and the artwork featured was created in collaboration with Cedric Varcoe, an artist whose language groups and tribes are Ngarrindjeri and Narangga. The images each tell a story, stories that will be shared with the SAC community once the project is finished. We anticipate the space to be completed for the start of Term 3 and we are excited to finally see our planning and work become a reality.

Ms Viviana Graney
Primary Coordinator (Teaching & Learning) | First Nations Focus Teacher
Ms Maja Tongerie
Learning Support Officer

Image: Visual representation of the project

Reconciliation Round – Netball Bibs

This week is Reconciliation Round, and our netballers will sport these bibs, specially designed with input from our First Nations Students.

National Reconciliation Week News

JAM Activities during National Reconciliation Week

With National Reconciliation Week, Refugee Week and NAIDOC week fast approaching, we are gearing up for another busy term in JAM!  This year’s National Reconciliation Week theme, “Now More Than Ever”, encourages all Australians to continue to take steps towards Reconciliation in times of divide.  At SAC, we are committed to Reconciliation throughout the year, and will continue to advocate for understanding, truth, equity and acceptance during the 2024 National Reconciliation Week.  On Wednesday Week 5, there will be a lunchtime scavenger hunt organised by JAM students. This activity gives students the opportunity to trace the steps already taken to further Reconciliation in Australia, and contemplate future actions for change. The Catherine McAuley Library will be highlighting First Nations stories, authors and activities throughout the week to bridge students’ understanding of First Nations peoples’ experiences, culture and history. Students will also have the opportunity to learn Kaurna language from Kira Bain, a proud Ngarrindjeri woman who was born and raised on Kaurna land.  

Ms Mia Konopka
JAM Support Coordinator