National Reconciliation Week

Students at both Concordia campuses reflected on the ongoing need for reconciliation in our nation through a number of activities and events held during National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June). 

After an Acknowledgment to Country to begin the week, Middle School classes participated in discussions and activities that enhanced the students’ understandings of Aboriginal culture and the impact of past events on Indigenous Australians.

A cross-campus group of 20 students attended a special event with close to 400 students from local schools at the Unley Town Hall. Each school presented information about their Reconciliation Action Plan in recognition of our collective hope for a brighter future, and students heard a moving performance by an Indigenous musician.

The Concordia Campus was delighted to host two students from Crossways Lutheran School in Ceduna as part of an Indigenous outreach program aligned with Port Adelaide Football Club and the Goodwood Saints Football Club.

To conclude the week, students and staff members at the St John’s Campus contributed to a beautiful whole-campus pebble mosaic (pictured below) symbolising the Tjilbruke dreaming story which is part of the oral history of the Kaurna people.

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