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12 hours ago
St Leonard's College

We commenced our National Reconciliation Week activities with this morning's 'Having a Yarn' Indigenous awareness breakfast which was open to staff and years 5 to 12 students and parents. The event provided an opportunity to learn about the importance of understanding the Indigenous aspects of history, archaeology and art in our local area.
Our guest speaker for the event was Adam Magennis, a proud Bunurong man who has established a business in Aboriginal art, heritage and education services. Adam has a wealth of knowledge about the Aboriginal archaeology of the coastal areas of the Boonwurrung language area. His business, Kaptify, is part of the Aboriginal Community Businesses Network. Adam shared his own personal history which provided significant insight into the struggles of our First Nations people and the many injustices they have faced. Adam concluded the presentation with a smoking ceremony, explaining the symbolic significance of the three plants used and the
spiritually cleansing benefits of the smoke.
Attendees were able to peruse some of the Indigenous art and project displays and were also gifted with an individual Indigenous plant to take home with them.
We extend our sincere thanks to Adam for sharing the wisdom of his ancient culture with us. We also extend our thanks to Megan Fallon who has organised our National Reconciliation Week activities at the College, and to Jane Cuttler for her constant work and dedication in this area.
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16 hours ago
St Leonard's College

Congratulations to our Artist of the Week, year 8 Art student, Ruby. This term the Year 8 Art students have been working on a Unit on Public Art. This artwork conveys how the LGBTQIA+ community must be recognised and accepted. It is vital for this to happen as everyone deserves to be accepted for who they are and not have to hide themselves from the world. Well done Ruby!
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Love seeing your artist of the week. You have some very talented students.

Love this ! 🌈❤️🌟

Today is National Sorry Day, when we remember and acknowledge the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their communities and families; those we now recognise as ‘The Stolen Generations’. Today our students reviewed and discussed the importance of this day in their mentor groups. They shared why it is important to review and understand this day and why it is beneficial to commemorate it. They also reviewed verses to the reimagined Australian National Anthem* and discussed what they thought about these verses.

*The reimagined Australian National Anthem, featured below, was written by Judith Durham, Kutcha Edwards, Lou Bennett, Camilla Chance and Bill Hauritz.

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Today is National Sorry Day, when we remember and acknowledge the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their communities and families; those we now recognise as ‘The Stolen Generations’. Today our students reviewed and discussed the importance of this day in their mentor groups. They shared why it is important to review and understand this day and why it is beneficial to commemorate it. They also reviewed verses to the reimagined Australian National Anthem* and discussed what they thought about these verses.

*The reimagined Australian National Anthem, featured below, was written by Judith Durham, Kutcha Edwards, Lou Bennett, Camilla Chance and Bill Hauritz.

#StLeonardsCollege #StLeonards #STL #nationalsorryday #reconciliation #nrw2022

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In 2009, Judith Durham came to StL’s to perform this version to a Yr5-12 assembly…

Love it 😍

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