Hurstville Boys Campus

Georges River College

Telephone02 9587 3199

Emailhurstvillb-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs

Reconciliation Week

On Friday 3 June GRC Hurstville Boys Campus held an assembly to recognise National Reconciliation Week. We were joined by special guests Jeff and Cole Hardy.

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Our School Captain, Chris R. opened the assembly by speaking to the purpose of Reconciliation Week. Chris passionately spoke about Australia’s history and the steps towards reconciliation.

Our first guest, Jeff Hardy, was then introduced. As a proud Aboriginal man and former professional sportsman, Jeff learnt firsthand the importance of belonging and connection to team and tribe. Jeff spoke to our students about his personal journey of reconciliation.

Cole Hardy then spoke about his family’s history and protecting the environment. He showed our students Aboriginal artefacts, explaining their traditional use. Our students were captivated listening to Cole speak and perform songs.

We hope that bringing awareness to the rich histories, cultures and stories of our Aboriginal Australians helps contribute to an authentic approach to reconciliation and a more cohesive, informed society.

NAIDOC week

NAIDOC week celebrations have begun at GRC Hurstville Boys Campus. We kicked off on Friday 24 June, with a team from Dalmarri. Dalmarri is an organisation based in Sydney dedicated to promoting Aboriginal culture. 

The team ran workshops for years 7 – 10: 

• Cultural awareness and local history talks
• Artefacts presentation and demonstrations
• Aboriginal games and boomerang throwing.

Jo Stanborough | Aboriginal Coordinator