SJC Indigenous Yarns

Jingi Walla - Hello SJC community 

We hope that all of our St Joey’s students and families had a blessed Easter break.  It has been a very busy start to the school year and we are looking forward to another busy term ahead.  Hopefully the students have settled into 2023 and look forward to all that Term 2 has to offer.

A Huge Congratulations to Jake for being selected as a Titan’s representative to attend the 2023 NRL Indigenous Youth Leadership summit in Sydney, we hope you enjoy this experience Jake, well done!  Also, a big congratulations to Alysha, Tia, and Tom for all being awarded the Transport for NSW Aboriginal HSC scholarship, this program helps to support our senior students with their learning journey through Years 11 and 12.


In other exciting news, we recently had the opportunity to take the SJC staff for a ‘Walk on Country’ at Fingal (Booningbah), as part of our professional learning day.  This was a very special Afternoon on Country being able to share just some of our local Bundjalung culture and despite the weather it was a wonderful finish to the day, with a lot of positive feedback and planting some trees to support our Fingal ecosystem restoration.  We thank all the staff for embracing this experience and for our community members and elders for their time, sharing and knowledge.

This Friday we will recognise National Sorry Day, we as a school community, commemorate and acknowledge the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as 'The Stolen Generations'.  We recognise the resilience of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families who have strived through their past traumas and continue to heal today.

As always please don't hesitate to contact Mrs Busbridge or myself for any assistance or information you require about any of the Indigenous programs we have at SJC.

Bugalwan (good blessings)

Mr Jack Field