Sorry Day (26 May) and Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) were recognised and celebrated at ENPS throughout the school. We began our recognition of Sorry Day by introducing the Acknowledgement of Country that some JSC members wrote based on example Acknowledgments that they researched. This Acknowledgement will now form the opening of all whole school assemblies.
During Reconciliation Week different activities took place throughout the school. Flags were made, signs designed with hand prints saying sorry, Dreaming stories read, and students were introduced to the Acknowledgement plaque that is now on one of the walls in the Atrium. This plaque acknowledges the Wurunjderi as the traditional owners of the land on which the school stands.
Students were also treated to music by Yothu Yindi at the end of each recess and lunch time. From the dancing, smiles, and questions that were asked by students about the music it was demonstrated that having snippets of Yothu Yindu playing was a great way to remind everyone about the significance of Reconciliation Week.
Below are some photos to show you some examples of what students were involved in.
Rachel McGregor-Allen (Prep OA Class Teacher)