Today’s assembly focused on Sorry Day which is identified as the 26th May.
Here are some reflections from the children after hearing the stories of Indigenous Australians affected by events of the past.
Ryan: We are saying sorry because the Indigenous people had their homes and babies taken away
Bailey: The white people took the Indigenous peoples children away because they didn’t think they were taking enough care of them.
Somnang: I felt mad that that happened to them.
Melvina: It’s sad that it happened.
Axel: I felt bad for the Indigenous people.
Dominic: They said sorry
Destiny: in the end they gave back their land, well at least some of it.
Chitra: The govt made a rule that no one could hurt them
Axel: they promised not to take their babies anymore
Vince: They said they wont take their land away anymore.
Buddies: Today we met with our Year 1 buddies. Our focus today was on building relationships, collaborating and sharing.
Here are some quotes from the children
Jakob: Me and my buddy are making an aeroplane and then we are going to decorate it
Marli: I wrote a little bit about each of my buddies and now we are doing a play!
Georgiana: we are helping our buddies to record a tv show on our computers
Axel: We are doing an escape, Me and my buddy built duplo worlds with dinosaurs
Melvina: im helping my buddy with the duplo, its goung to be a zoo
Grace: Im teaching my buddy about origami
Aaaliyah: we are working on making a Ninja star
Destiny: we looked up how to make a Ninja Star
Ai/becky: we are building a tower with our buddy. I think we’ll call it the lighthouse
David/Iverson: it’s a thingy… made of the straws and connectors
Reyven: im not sure what we are doing with the lego, he tells me and I do it!
Sarah: we are making a wildlife world
Mission Day Plans
4BH and 4AE are planning several things for our Mission Day Stall next Friday.
The first is to sell freshly pressed orange juice. We are picking the oranges from the orchard outside of our classroom however we would also love any donations of oranges that families would like to make.
Our second idea is to sell bags of sherbet. We would love any donations of jelly crystals, icing sugar and citric acid that families would like to make.
Parents are also welcome to attend our Mission Day Mass at 11am.
Have a great weekend
Mrs Hawkes and Mr Elder