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Reconciliation Week

​Last Friday, Kaylah Jarrett, William Flanagan and myself travelled to Toowoomba with Mrs Freeman to attend a QATSIF (Queensland Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Foundation) ceremony at the University of Southern Queensland. We met fellow NSHS student Jayde Dobe who was there being acknowledged for her bravery and courage when her quick thinking saved her mother’s life earlier this year. We, along with other schools’ QATSIF recipients, celebrated National Reconciliation Week which runs annually from 27 May - 3 June. Reconciliation basically means to re-establish a close relationship, to mend, settle, or bond. In Australia, this means that the process of reconciliation is about promoting a harmonious relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the broader Australian community. In 2017, 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.


Summer Fitzpatrick

Indigenous Leader