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Last updated 12:37 PM on 11 June 2017

Reconciliation Week


To celebrate Reconciliation Week at Parkview PS this year we will holding our annual Reconciliation Week Walk which will be followed by a Community Breakfast, Flag Raising Ceremony, performances from our Wiradjuri Dance Group and a visiting performance from Lucas Proudfoot. An approximate time line of events in outlined below:

8am: Annual Reconciliation Week Walk. Assemble at Post Office and walk to school with community members.
8.30am: Flag Raising Ceremony, Wiradjuri Dance Group Performance and Community Breakfast
9am: Parents invited to stay for long breakfast and to yarn with staff.
10am: Community Performance from Lucas Proudfoot in the Hall.

All community members are encouraged to engage in all of our activities and celebrate the diverse and inclusive community that is Parkview Public School. We have an amazing community and we encourage everyone to come along and celebrate what's great and look towards further enhancing our relationships and understanding.

All Australians are invited to participate in our nation's reconciliation journey. The theme for NRW 2017 is ‘Let's take the next steps'. This National Reconciliation Week we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia's reconciliation journey—50 years since the 1967 referendum and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision.

The two events ironically fall on dates that book end Reconciliation Week, with the significance of both dates outlined below:

May 27—Marks the anniversary of Australia's most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation's history. The 1967 referendum saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise them in the national census.

3 June—Commemorates the High Court of Australia's landmark Mabo decision in 1992, which legally recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a special relationship to the land—a relationship that existed prior to colonalisation and still exists today. This recognition paved the way for land rights or Native Title.

As we commemorate these significant milestones,  all Australians are asked to be a part of the next big steps in our nation's reconciliation journey. That next big step is linked closely to the Recognise Campaign. The Recognise Campaign is visibly noticeable through the Recognise logo and links to constitutional change that would actually recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our nation's constitution.