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Celebrating art and reconciliation

Boarding has continued to be a vibrant place this term. In the last Newsletter edition, we showcased the incredible Art Competition where the three boarding houses, Madjirra, Gumimba and Dewarra, produced their amazing masterpieces which will now be lacquered and mounted in the foyer of each boarding house over the term break for everyone to see when they visit.

Last week we celebrated National Reconciliation Week as a school with a huge variety of important reflective experiences culminating in a wonderful concert which showcased the talents of many of the students in Boarding. However, one of the highlights for boarding (and ELC) was an event involving over 50 students from HRS ELC which took place from 4:30-6:30pm on Wednesday 29 May. The Boarding students from the Middle School Ochre program took their ‘tiny’ ELC friends on a tour of their ‘home’ (their boarding house) including their rooms, and the Music Room and Basketball court. They then returned to Mayoema and played some games before sharing a traditional ‘Bush Tucker’ meal. It was so wonderful to witness the positive interaction between all of those involved, including the boarders, the ELC students, the teachers, and the ELC parents. What a great way to recognise and celebrate reconciliation!

Harry Hildebrand
Director of Boarding