Indigenous News Term 2 Week 10 2023


WOW, what a Term we have had! So many celebrations, activities and just as many great achievements.

We are held our final parade this Wednesday, 21st June. We awarded certificates and the ever-popular tuckshop vouchers and some extra special awards at parade. Watch this space next term for the lucky winners.

QATSIF Round 15 is now open. Eligible students are encouraged to apply. Please see Tracy if you have not received your application. Applications close 21 August 2023. Please have completed applications to Tracy no later than Wednesday 9th August, so that final processes can be completed before sending to QATSIF. If you have any questions, please contact Tracy on 0436 602 228.

Earlier this Term, Miss Jenny, made a goal with our students, that if their attendance improved this Term, we could celebrate with a Pizza party. Our students not only have the ability to be a part of our Pizza party being held in Week 1,Term 3, but also the whole school pizza party being held this week. The lucky students found out in our parade on Wednesday morning.

National Sorry Day – Friday 26 May.
This Term, our wellbeing team nominated Sorry Day as a whole school awareness event.  National Sorry Day is a day to acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generations Survivors and reflect on how we can all play a part in the healing process for our people and Nation. While this date carries great significance for the Stolen Generations and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, it is also recognised by Australians all over our great Nation.

We started our day with parades, where we listened to a poem written by Ted Dean for his mother, who is a survivor of the Stolen Generation, then followed by watching a trailer of a documentary called “The Last Daughter” the story of Aunty Brenda who was removed from her family because of her Aboriginality, and placed with a white family. The documentary takes you along her journey of finding the truth. Afterwards, we celebrated with activities on the lawn and vanilla cupcakes with lemon myrtle icing.

Reconciliation Week.
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The theme for 2023, was “Be a voice for Generations”. We held a colouring competition and our winners were Navaya Yr7 and Matilda Yr9.

Toolooa celebrated Reconciliation week with a morning tea for invited guests. We were lucky enough to have our Tiddas prepare some grazing platters for our guests. Our girls did an amazing job, and morning tea was enjoyed by all who attended. After the morning tea, our students celebrated with more activities on the lawn, and a sausage sizzle cooked by some of our apprentice guests from Aurizon.

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Last reviewed 22 June 2023
Last updated 22 June 2023