We are now into the last week of this year’s Reconciliation Week- Be Brave, Make Change. However, our learning about First Nations Culture is ever growing at Parkhill Primary and does not stop there.
Our Bush Tucker Garden has been a hands-on project that teaches students about the Wurundjeri Culture, creating more sustainable and biodiverse gardens in the school grounds. This week, Parkhill students were true weather warriors, battling some rain and getting their hands dirty while planting their selected seedlings into our garden.
With help from Roger, our Koorie Ambassadors, their families, Kerry and Mark the Koorie Engagement Support Officer, our planting was a true success. We will continue to learn about these plants history and their use as foods, medicines and makeup for ceremony.
Elder Colin Hunter shared his wisdom and story through a Smoking Ceremony. We learned about the customs of cleansing and blessing the land through the ceremonial smoking of eucalyptus leaves.
A burst of yellow was seen scattered throughout the event in honour of our Wear It Yellow Day fundraiser for Children’s Ground. Thank you to our amazing Parkhill community for joining forces in what has been a truly memorable week.