SRC Reconciliation Week 2018

Engadine High School

We learned. We shared. We grew.

A number of activities took place throughout last week to mark Reconciliation Week at EHS.

Indigenous guest speaker, Katie Sigsworth and our Indigenous student leaders launched our Reconciliation Week activities at Monday's assembly. Their messages were very important and we will continue to build on our understanding of Aboriginal histories and culture in Australia.

Students from Year 10 led lessons in English focussing on Jo Love’s work at EHS and the importance of Reconciliation.

Friday was very special with many Indigenous family members coming into school to contribute to our new painting of an Aboriginal flag of hands. A morning tea was held with family members.

Friday also saw the launch of the inaugural Indigenous games with Year 7 on the top oval. Liam Clark, a young Dharawal boy and Mr Griffith and the Year 11 and 12 Sports Coaching students coordinated the games. It was great to see so many Year 7 students enjoying themselves and learning how to play the games.

The SRC held a sausage sizzle to raise money for the Cathy Freeman Foundation’s Stomp out the Gap Campaign. This is about reducing the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students educational outcomes. Our kangaroo sausages proved quite popular and we raised almost $400 for the foundation.

The SRC would like to thank everyone who purchased a sausage or drink, your donation was greatly appreciated.

Year 8 SRC