Sorry Day – Gold Coin Donation
The 26 of May is National Sorry Day. It marks the day of the release of the ‘Bringing Them Home’ Report in 1997. The report outlined the findings and recommendations of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. These children are also known as the Stolen Generations.
Creating a better future for everyone, and committing to Montessori’s vision of Education for Peace, means also engaging with unpleasant chapters of our shared history. Learning about the past, and developing empathy with the plight of Indigenous communities caused by this past, enables us all to move towards reconciliation.
In the last few years The Montessori School has been commemorating the day in various ways. This year, the Lower Secondary students will be hosting an event, inviting classes to join them in the meaningful activity to make Sorry Day flowers. The native hibiscus was chosen to symbolise the scattering of the Stolen Generations as well as their resilience. Each child will be given the opportunity to make their own flower. The Lower Secondary will also give students an age appropriate introduction to the Stolen Generations and discuss the importance of showing solidarity.
Staff and LS students have also expressed their wish to give back with a donation to an indigenous charity. We would like to support The Kimberly Stolen Generation Corporation in its effort to further the healing process. We kindly ask that students bring a gold coin donation on the day to collectively raise funds.
We appreciate your support.
|Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation
In 1996, The Kimberley Stolen Generation Committee formed and in 2001 became incorporated as the Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation. The KSGAC is a unique service advocating and assisting the many Kimberley Aboriginal people adversely effected by past Government policies involving forced removal of Indigenous children from their …
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