This year during National Reconciliation Week, Reconciliation Australia invites all Australians to
learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation.
“Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” explores history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered. This National Reconciliation Week learn more about the Australian story.
This week at VHHS we are encouraging participation in a number of events and activities throughout the week, including:
- Daily Acknowledgment to Country in every Mentoring Lesson
- Discussions about Reconciliation throughout Mentoring and at Assembly
- Art Displays in the Research Centre including written messages for Reconciliation in both the Research Centre and the Disability Unit
- Students will design a 'hand artwork' to be displayed in each Classroom Window
- A collaborative artwork Reconciliation Banner “Don’t keep mystery a history” during lunchtime with all VHHS Students on Thursday 31st May.
Our Ngarrindjeri students will also be participating in a Dreamtime Stories and Art Workshop with renowned Indigenous artist, Cedric Varcoe, on Tuesday May 29th from 10.00am-12.00pm. This is a community based event with tickets still available!
For those interested in participating in wider community based events throughout Reconciliation Week please consider saving Friday June 1st from 7.30pm onwards in your diary for Black Screen - a series of short films by Indigenous film makers, at the Goolwa Centenary Hall.