National Reconciliation Week takes place from 27 May to 3 June each year. It is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, achievements and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

This year, the theme was ‘Now More Than Ever’, which reminds us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will — and must — continue.

On Monday we began the commemorations with our ‘Wear it Yellow Day’, organised by Year 12 Ministry students. With a gold coin donation, students could wear their sports uniform or a 'splash of yellow' with all money raised donated to Children's Ground. This is an organisation run for First Nations children by their very own Elders and community leaders — creating a bright future for First Nations children that focuses on cultural empowerment and social and economic change.

Throughout the College, many activities were run, raising awareness of this important week. A liturgy today (Friday) at lunchtime was conducted in the Chapel to pray for the courage to move forward with reconciliation.

Students also represented MLMC at the annual Reconcilation Sports Carnival held at Worawa Aboriginal College in Healesville as well as the Long Walk event held at Aquinas College in Ringwood.

Thank you to everyone who was involved, we are very grateful to have this experience to learn and to recognise the importance of the theme ‘Now More Than Ever’.

Worawa Reconciliation Sports Carnival

Ms Danni Webb
Sports Coordinator

MLMC was represented in football, netball, volleyball, 3v3 basketball and cross country running at the annual Reconciliation Carnival held at Worawa College on Tuesday 28 May as part of National Reconciliation Week. Always a highlight on the sporting calendar for many, the day was filled with indigenous culture, friendly rivalry and plenty of fun. 

MLMC took out the trophy for the football tournament, Year 11 student Brigette R won the senior cross country event and Year 9 students Summer C won the longest kick competition. MLMC was also runner-up in the 3v3 basketball tournament. 

Congratulations to all students who took part in the day and the way you represented the College.

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