Today is the beginning of National Reconciliation Week, a week that celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.
It was an honour to represent our school along with Jasmin and Angela yesterday, on National Sorry Day at the Reconciliation: Keeping It Alive launch of the Directorates RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan). This RAP will guide us in continuing our own journey of reconciliation within our community.
Thank you to Jasmin and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Team across both sites for planning celebrations, activities and educational lessons recognising Reconciliation Week culminating in Assemblies on each site next Friday (Year 8 to attend the JS).
We wish our staff and students representing our school community well on the National Sorry Day Bridge Walk today.
Mary-Anne and I are also honoured to attend the Public Education Awards this evening as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Team has been nominated in the Reconciliation Award category.
Thank you for the support and involvement of everyone in the many activities and lessons to mark this important week.
For reflection: Reconciliation – What is your/our next most powerful step?
For information on National Reconciliation Week please click on this link National Reconciliation Week.
CANBERRA AUTHOR JACK HEATH VISITS GOD CREEK SCHOOL
Jack Heath visits Year 5/6 students at Gold Creek School. He read excerpts from two of his new books The Cut Out and Count Down to Danger: Shockwave. He also answered student’s questions about why he became an author, how he gets ideas for his stories and characters, his favourite books and why he believes reading is so important.http://www.education.act.gov.au/teaching_and_learning/chief_ministers_reading_challenge/ambassador-reading-sessions-2016
Senior Debating-. Our second team of Elicia Sangster, Estelle Warner, Emily Potter and Leah Pepper were also victorious, arguing from the affirmative side. The teams are especially to be commended given the advanced nature of the topics they had to discuss, which were all concerned with the complex arena of international relations. Both teams are now on 3 wins out of 5, and have a strong chance of qualifying for the finals series if they win their next (the final) debate - so with any luck, all of our teams could make the finals series!
We are extremely proud of what our debaters have achieved thus far this term. Truly, their prowess, persistence, and (most importantly) their effort is what puts the "Gold" in Gold Creek School. Congratulations, Gold Creek debaters!
31st May 2016 8:30am
Yr 7/8 Da Vinci Decathlon
31st May 2016 9:00am
ICAS Science Competition
1st Jun 2016 8:15am
Yr 5/6 Da Vinci Excurison
1st Jun 2016 9:00am
Girls Hockey Competition.
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