Holy Cross College | Ellenbrook
'I came that they may have life, and have it to the full' John 10:10

Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week


May 26 – June 3

Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week provide us with the opportunity to focus on healing historical wounds and working towards solidarity and harmony within Australia. This year, after our Sorry Day Liturgy, students from Pre-Primary to Year 12 contributed to an Aboriginal artwork (pictured), which tells the story of our College. The four Houses are connected with footprints representing our culture of pilgrimage. The footprints lead to the base of the tree which gives LIFE to the College, and is filled with leaves, shown by the fingerprints of all of our students and staff. The painting was designed by new staff member Bethany Framer, with the assistance of her father.

Students also cut out an outline of their hand in the colours of the Aboriginal flag; a traditional activity for schools during Reconciliation Week. The hands were arranged in the Olive Grove amphitheatre, creating an effective display of colour and representation of unity.