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SCHOOLS across South Gippsland took
part in Sorry Day commemorations last
Thursday, in a gesture of reconciliation
between indigenous and non-indigenous
Students created seas of hands and placed
these around Learning Stone places to observe
the day, which shares steps towards healing for
the stolen generations, their families and com-
Some schools showed a short video taken
from then prime minister Kevin Rudd’s 2008 na-
tional address to the nation, apologising to Aus-
tralia’s indigenous people, particularly the stolen
generations and their families and communities,
for the laws and policies that inflicted profound
grief, suffering and loss.
Leongatha Secondary College Year 10 stu-
dents Annie Carter, Ash Giliam and Tinisha Mills
created and presented a banner to grades 3 and 6
students at Leongatha Primary School.
Children placed their hand prints on the ban-
ner to show support for indigenous people.
The banner will be displayed at the indig-
enous round of football between Leongatha and
Wonthaggi in Wonthaggi on Sunday, July 3.
National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide ob-
servance held on May 26 each year.
Stolen generations refer to indigenous Aus-
tralians who were forcibly removed from their
families and communities.
WITH places currently available at years 10 – 12
at Newhaven College, now is the perfect time
to investigate opportunities for your child at the
VCE Information Evening on Tuesday, June 7 at
New parents and students who would like to consider
Newhaven College for their senior schooling are warmly in-
vited to attend.
Staff and students will talk about VCE options and path-
ways, and teachers will be available to speak with after the pre-
sentation for those who would like to know more about subject
options, pathways or the VCE at Newhaven College.
Newhaven College’s Class of 2015 all successfully achieved
their VCE and those pursuing tertiary study gained places in a
broad range of courses including medicine, nursing, pharma-
ceuticals, psychology, speech pathology, audiology, physio-
therapy, massage therapy, arts, aviation, computers, education,
engineering, film, hospitality, law, marketing, music, science
A number of the Class of 2015 also went directly into train-
eeships, apprenticeships or employment with the support of
staff at the college.
The college achieved Registered Training Organisation
(RTO) accreditation in 2015, and 22216VIC Certificate II in
Building and Construction (Carpentry) Preapprenticeship is of-
Block credits are received for this course and students’
results are integrated with their VCE ATAR score.
The VCE Information Evening will be held at the Boys
Home Road Campus Auditorium in Malcliff Road, Newhaven,
at 7pm on Tuesday, June 7.
Please contact Olivia Blackney on 5956 7505 or email
email@example.com for enquiries.
The next tour of the Phillip Island Road Campus is at
9.30am on Wednesday, June 8 at 1770 Phillip Island Road,
Plans for the college’s new senior buildings, including a sci-
ence/art wing and VCE centre, will be on display.
To book in for a tour or enquire about enrolment, con-
tact Belinda Manning on 5956.7505 (Option 1) or visit
Library computers: explore 2017 VCE options at Newhaven College’s
VCE Information Evening on Tuesday, June 7.
Discover VCE options at Newhaven College
Across ages: students from Leongatha Secondary College
and Leongatha Primary School display the banner they
painted for the indigenous round of football between
Leongatha and Wonthaggi on July 3. From left, Ash Giliam,
Georgia Miller, Tinisha Mills, Sam Popple, Louisa Campbell
and Annie Carter.
Official location: students and staff at Welshpool and District Primary School held an
assembly in the Learning Stone Area last Thursday in recognition of Sorry Day.
Acting together: Billy and Tahj used symbols to create
stories during Sorry Day activities shared by Inverloch and
Kongwak primary schools last Thursday. Children learnt
about the indigenous calendar, the importance of seasons,
flags, symbolism, stories and games.
United in harmony: the whole of Tarwin Lower Primary School took part in Sorry Day by
exploring the significance of the occasion.
Children unite for Sorry Day
Reflective moment: Toora Primary School students stand
among the sea of hands with Kerry and Troy Duroux. The
indigenous students are, from left, Isaac, Aaron, Jahara,
Myunah, Xavier and Tom.
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