Last night some of our staff attended the 2019 Queensland Reconciliation Awards. The college was one of 4 finalists shortlisted for the awards for our House Totem Project and embedding Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander culture into our curriculum. The night was a celebration of the inspirational work and dedication to fostering reconciliation across Queensland. It was an honour to be selected as one of the finalists and although we didn't win the award in Education it was humbling to be recognised for our initiatives and to activity facilitate change by building a more inclusive community, bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous Queenslanders together. We look forward to strengthening our relationships with community and developing our initiatives, inspiring our college community and community as a whole to make a positive impact where all cultures are valued and respected equally.
Thank you to all staff and students who have been involved and continue to work on our House Totem project. Special congratulations to the winners of the Premier's Award and Partnership Award, Mossman State School and Kuku Yalanji Language Advisory Group for Respect and Consultation: Honouring Kuku Yalanji Language at Mossman State Primary School. Amazing work!