The Department of Aboriginal Affairs (formerly Indigenous Affairs) has been renamed to more accurately reflect the identity of Aboriginal people in Western Australia. This change is in line with requests from the State's Aboriginal community.
Reconciliation Week Street Banner Schools Competition 2013
Recently, PALS ran a competition for the Department of Indigenous Affairs Reconciliation Week Street Banner Project for 2013.
Schools from across the State entered the competition to have their school logo and reconciliation message displayed on a street banner during Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2013).
Reconciliation Week involves building mutually respectful relationships between Aboriginal Australians and other Australians.
We congratulate the following schools that have been selected. We believe their reconciliation messages capture the ideals of Reconciliation Week:
Singleton Primary School: “Our pasts make us unique, Our present unifies us, Our future looks awesome 'together'.”
St Mary’s College, Broome: “Moving forward with listening hearts, we work together to understand and accept each other’s culture and identity.”
Narrogin Senior High School: “Australians sharing the dream as one with respect, responsibility and tolerance.”
Esperance Senior High School: “Accepting not forgetting, Forgiving not regretting.”
Trinity College: “Reconciliation is the sharing of minds, hearts and spirit. It is continuing the journey towards forgiveness and understanding.”
We thank all the schools who entered the competition.
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