From the Catherine McAuley Library

From the Catherine McAuley Library

Ms Ali Ripberger
Teacher‑Librarian & Information Services 
Coordinator

Reconciliation Week – an important time in our library

Reconciliation Week was an important time in our library. Library sessions across year levels focused on the theme of “Be Brave. Make Change.”

Our younger primary students recognized Mabo Day by exploring Torres Strait Islander stories and songs. Primary students shared Bronwyn Bancroft’s book, Coming Home to Country, appreciating the stunning artwork and beautifully crafted text. Important sessions were shared by older students about The Stolen Generations. They engaged with a combination of written texts and visual texts shared by First Nations Australians to gain an understanding of this part of Australian history. The inquiry-based activity responses from students showed the significant impact this session had on all participants.

Primary students also enjoyed recess screenings of Jarjums episodes, while our senior students appreciated the opportunity to share a lunch time screening of Take Heart: Deadly Heart.

It has been wonderful to see our students continuing to appreciate and engage with the rich representation of First Nations authors, illustrators and stories in our collection, not only over the course of this significant week, but as a deeply valued part of our library.

Ms Ali Ripberger
Teacher‑Librarian | Information Services Coordinator



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