National Sorry Day and Reconciliation at VPS

On the 26th May, students and staff at Vasse primary learnt the importance of Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week with whole school and in-class activities. On Sorry Day, Students from Kindy to Year 1 created their own Desert Rose to wear – The national symbol for the Kimberley’s Stolen Generation, along with the Whole school participating with our Hands for Reconciliation project. Each student and staff member wrote on their red, yellow or black paper hands the importance of reconciliation, with the 2022 theme; Be Brave. Make Change.

On Friday 27th June, students were invited along with West Busselton students and their AIEO to attend the First Reconciliation Walk held in Busselton. They were welcomed by Aunty Gloria Hill, who gave a beautiful speech along with Busselton’s Mayor Grant Henley. We joined them on a walk from Merenj Boodja Native Gardens, past Signal Park, along the beachfront finishing at the Youth Centre by the skate park for morning tea. Our students were able to interact with other students from surrounding schools and were invited to participate in with the creative activity they will display for NAIDOC Week at the beginning of July.

Gemma Bynder
Aboriginal & Islander Education Officer

Photos Credit: J. Adair, A. Sefton and S.Tancred