Reconciliation Week at Mountain View
On the 20th of May, students stopped to think about the significance of National Reconciliation Week. In classrooms students engaged in thoughtful discussions and learning experiences to develop a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures, exploring the 2020 theme, In this Together.
Mrs Evans, our Indigenous Support Officer, led in organising a display on the Junior School walkway that represented the promotion of respect, trust and positive relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Connection of First Nations students and their families to school and community is an important part of the Reconciliation Action Plan of Mountain View and we embrace the stories of Indigenous success and contribution. Last year, one of our Year 12 students, Minnie, won the prestigious NSW Zonta Achievement Award for a young Indigenous Woman – a wonderful story of Indigenous success in our school as she served the wider community.
Much has happened since the early days of the people’s movement for reconciliation and, as 2020 marks the twentieth anniversary of shaping Australia’s journey towards a reconciled nation, we as a school play a role in supporting this journey.