The 2019 National Reconciliation Week Theme was "Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage" and during NRW students at Tenison Woods Catholic School were engaged in a number of activities to develop their understanding of Aboriginal Histories and Cultures.
Activities included students designing their own Indigenous Guernsey, drawing symbols depicting the creation story, and drawing an Aboriginal inspired symbol on a river stone. Students also listened to the story of 'Tiddalick the Frog', an animated children’s dreaming story and then created Tiddalick using clay.
The Year 5/6 students completed a See, Think, Wonder thinking routine on the famous image of Gough Whitlam pouring dirt through the hands of Vincent Lingiari. The students then listened to the lyrics of the song 'From Little Things Big Things Come' by Archie Roache and related them to the photo they had viewed. The students also read the book, 'The Burnt Stick' by Anthony Hill and created their own life story using Aboriginal symbols through the medium of charcoal.
Each student in the school created their own story of their journey of their time at Tenison Woods Catholic School using Aboriginal symbols. Each triangle was placed together to form a rainbow serpent which was the focal point of the whole school liturgy on Monday 3 June.