Marni Naa Pudni
Over the past 2 years LNPS has been focussing on reconciliation through a variety ways as outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
This has included cultural awareness sessions for students and staff (a parent session is planned into the future), Kaurna language lessons, development of the LNPS Acknowledgement of Country and indigenous artwork telling the story of LNPS on our shipping containers and western boundary fence.
As a school we are very proud of our growth in this area and there is more to do. Please read below about National Reconciliation week.
National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey — the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. NRW is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort. The theme this year is ‘MORE THAN A WORD. RECONCILIATION TAKES ACTION’.
It is a time to acknowledge the past and look towards a united future. It is about our nationhood, citizenship, identity and maturity. It is about the kind of Australia we want to build, what it means to be an Australian citizen and the values that express citizenship. Central to Australia’s view of itself as a nation is the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the wider community.
May 27 - Marks the anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation’s history. The 1967 referendum saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise them in the national census. As a result of the referendum, Aboriginal people were to be counted in the census. The referendum established citizenship status and confirmed voting rights for all Indigenous Australians.
3 June 1992 - The High Court of Australia delivered its landmark Mabo decision which legally recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a special relationship to the land—that existed prior to colonisation and still exists today. This recognition paved the way for land rights called Native Title.
Reconciliation is about unity and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous Australians. It is about respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and valuing justice and equity for all Australians.
The staff and students at LNPSto acknowledge the Kaurna miyurna as the first custodians of our land. Together we touch the ground of the Kaurna land. We will reach for the sky that covers Kaurna land and aim high. And we touch our hearts that care for everyone and the Kaurna land.
Parent Updates Year 7 to HS
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