Reconciliation and NAIDOC Weeks

National Reconciliation Week is held annually from 27 May - 3 June and celebrates the rich culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. This year's theme is 'Let's take the next steps' and notably we celebrate two significant anniversaries in Australia’s history, which provide strong symbols of our aspirations for reconciliation: 27 May marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and 3 June marks the 25 years since the historic High Court’s judgment in the 1992 Mabo case.

NAIDOC Week is held during 2 - 9 July 2017. This year's NAIDOC theme is 'Our Languages Matter'.  It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.  

Students of the Peninsula Specialist College wrote lyrics and performed a song about the creator spirit, ‘Bundjil the Eagle’.  The lyrics reflect the students’ stories and learnings from Aboriginal Elders about the importance of connection to land, looking after the land and its creator, enjoy the video: