Our Year 10 students in conjunction with the Year 10 students from St Mary’s Cathedral College participated in the highly regarded LOVE BiTES Program yesterday. The LOVE BiTES program originated on the Mid North Coast of NSW and has spread across the nation as the need to educate our young people in developing respectful relationships becomes more pressing. The program consisted of two interactive education workshops, the first on Domestic and Family Violence and the second on Sexual Assault. The workshops were followed by a creative session that consolidated the information from… Read More
The Wandana Program continued today for those classes who were not involved in the Day One activities. Again classes participated in the Yigi-Yigi, the Culture Talk and Juungkurr as well as contributing to the Julngkul Warrma. The groups today also painted ‘journey stones’ to document their Wandana journey. The final ceremony was a fitting way to end a magnificent two days of immersion in our indigenous culture. The Julngkul Warrma will be framed and take pride of place in the redesign of our Library space.
Yesterday Sr Louise and Sr Pia came down to be part of the Julngkul Warrma as part of the Wandana experience. Sr Louise placed her hands in the ochre paint and place her handprint into the centre of the Julngkul Warrma. This symbolised the Poor Clare Sisters being the heart and soul of our beautiful College. When she finished a few of us thought we could see the image of a heart on Sr Louise’s hand. However when we looked at the handprint as it appears on the Julngkul Warrma there was… Read More
Today the College began a two day immersion into indigenous culture. Under the guidance of Wandana, the students began the ‘Binal Bungal’ (listening and learning) Program. The day started with a full school assembly in the College Hall. Acknowledgement to Country, followed by a Reconciliation prayer created an atmosphere of reverence and reflection as our indigenous students and school leaders were offered the traditional ochre paint markings. At the conclusion of the ceremony students participated in the Smoking and Cleansing ceremony with members of the community encouraged to place a gum leaf… Read More