Northern Adelaide Senior College (NASC) embraced the spirit of Reconciliation Week with a vibrant array of events that celebrated Australia’s rich cultural diversity.
The week began with a memorable Something Wild BBQ, held on the rooftop during lunchtime. Under the open sky, students indulged in a diverse menu, featuring regular sausages, vegan options, and unique varieties like Venison, Kangaroo, Boar, and Emu sausages.
Adding to the unique atmosphere, a kangaroo tail sizzled on the coals in the NASC Garden, infusing the air with tempting aromas.
During the event, students left their mark, quite literally, by adding their handprints to a banner displayed on the roof. This gesture symbolised unity and respect, acknowledging the profound cultural heritage of Australia’s First Nations People.
Further activities immersed students in the art of reconciliation. They engaged in rock and canvas painting sessions in room H217 during lunchtimes, using Aboriginal symbols, vibrant colours, and narratives to create powerful artistic statements. These creative expressions reflected their deep connection to Indigenous culture and heritage.
The school campus came alive with vibrant hues and compelling stories through documentary screenings of “Songlines” and “First Footprints.” These films not only educated students about the intricate cultural tapestry of Australia’s First Peoples but also served as a reminder of the significance of appreciating Indigenous history and traditions.
The pinnacle of Reconciliation Week at NASC was the Lowitja O’Donaghue Oration, a poignant after-school event.
The highlight of the night was the livestream of the Oration, a captivating talk that inspired deep reflection. This event, honouring the legacy of Lowitja O’Donaghue, served as a beacon of hope, promoting understanding, respect, and unity among all members of the school community.
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