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Celebrating National Reconciliation Week at Glasshouse Christian College



  • June 6, 2024

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week at Glasshouse Christian College

During National Reconciliation Week, students from Glasshouse Christian College’s Senior and Middle School took part in activities to honour Indigenous cultures and promote unity. The week featured a special ceremony that highlighted the students’ respect and appreciation for the traditional practices of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

One of the main activities involved using leaves from the mat rush (Lomandra Longifolia), a plant traditionally used by Indigenous Australians to weave bags and fish traps. Our students crafted small hearts and crosses from the mat rush leaves. These creations symbolized our love and respect for our Indigenous brothers and sisters and our commitment to fostering reconciliation in our country.

The ceremony began with Indigenous students proudly raising the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, a powerful gesture of recognition and respect. As the flags were hoisted, students and teachers gathered around the flagpole, holding the woven hearts and crosses. These symbols were then carefully placed around the flagpole. Placing the mat rush creations served as a physical sign of our commitment to reconciliation.

National Reconciliation Week at Glasshouse Christian College was a meaningful experience for everyone involved. Through these small but significant gestures, our students showed their dedication to building a future where reconciliation is not just encouraged but actively embraced.

Bert Kasselman, Head of Senior School

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