To support the Healing Foundation grant, all students created a Reconciliation yarning circle on Tuesday 2 July 2019.
Symbols were used to tell the stories of the Dreaming and are a variation of lines and dots. Each student selected a small white, brown or black rock to place in a position to represent our meeting place, the school. The native hibiscus plant acknowledging the historical mistreatment of Aboriginal people (Stolen Generation) was the central point.
The circular rock pattern around the plant is adapted from the concentric circle symbol representing a campsite, a ceremonial site or a meeting place. The symbol and its representation are culturally significant to Indigenous Australians.
The yarning circle indicates people sitting in a circle – a place reserved for honest communication and sharing of ideas, stories and information.