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National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week is a time to reflect and continue building momentum towards reconciliation. The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2024, Now More Than Ever, is a reminder to all of us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will — and must —continue. In Week 5, across both the Primary Campus and Secondary Campus, we learnt how we can create a better, more just Australia for generations to come.

Indigenous Round Guernsey

Coinciding with National Reconciliation Week, our girls and boys football teams participated in Indigenous Round wearing an Indigenous Guernsey proudly designed by student Blake (Year 12). Blake’s inspiration and theme for the design is “Together as One”, meaning it’s no matter if it’s culture, religion of colour of skin, we can all come together and treat each other equally with no difference dividing us. Watch our video and hear Blake’s inspiration and explanation of what it means to him and his family to design a new guernsey for the College.

The Long Walk – Melbourne Trip

Students and families from both campuses travelled to Melbourne to participate in The Long Walk. Held in the lead up to National Reconciliation Week, The Long Walk is inspired by former AFL player Michael Long’s walk to Canberra to bring the lives of Indigenous people back on the national agenda. The trip provided our students with valuable insights into the importance of The Long Walk, encouraging everyone to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and explore how we can all contribute to reconciliation. Watch the video here.

The Great Book Swap

The Great Book Swap took place at the Primary Campus in support of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to provide books and learning resources to children living in remote communities across Australia. The event was a great way to celebrate reading and learn more about Indigenous languages and culture, while raising funds for a valuable cause. We thank our community for helping us raise over $450. To find out more, please click here.


Buroinjin is a ball game that was played by the Kabi Kabi people of South Queensland. The ball, which is named a buroinjin, is smaller than a soccer ball and was made with kangaroo skin, stuffed with grass and sewn together with tendons. Teams from different groups used to play against each other often until sunset and spectators to mark their applause by calling out “Ei, ei”. Students at the Primary Campus thoroughly enjoyed learning the game throughout National Reconciliation Week and noted the stark similarities the game had to touch football/rugby which makes sense given its Queensland heritage!

Other activities around the College

Across both campuses, students and staff embraced National Reconciliation Week by getting involved in a number of activities. A shared morning tea was prepared by the Year 9 Food Technology students for staff, with an array of delicious dishes all incorporating Native Australian ingredients; including lemon myrtle scones, saltbush zucchini slice, emu and kangaroo pies and wattle seed cookies. The Primary Campus supported the Tjindu Foundation through their donut fundraiser, with students enjoying donuts in the same colours of the Aboriginal flag and Torres Strait Islander flag.