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National Reconciliation Week

St Pius X College is committed to Indigenous Reconciliation and works for unity and solidarity with Indigenous people.

 

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is held each year from May 27 to June 3 and is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

St Pius X College in the tradition of Edmund Rice is an inclusive community, accepting and welcoming, fostering right relationships and committed to the common good. We ask our young men to be ambassadors of reconciliation and to set the standard for other Australians in their willingness to work towards a more unified nation. An example of this is that College representatives, from sporting teams to immersion and international tours, wear a dedicated jersey or shirt embossed with specifically designed aboriginal artwork that depicts the St Pius X College values and community.
 

On Monday 27th May the College community gathered for an educational and entertaining presentation by the Walangari and Damiru dance troop. Students and staff learnt the story behind many of the dances and how these dances connect the person to their “country” and story of creation. Walangari explained the meaning behind the name digeridoo, as well as the nature of the body art that dancers wear. Students who represent the College were painted under their eyes depicting that their eyes are open to new possibilities and stories, and participated in a cultural dance.
 

St Pius X College is committed to Indigenous Reconciliation and works for unity and solidarity with Indigenous people.