2019 Vivid

Schools across the Diocese participated in a number of events throughout National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June) taking part in Australia’s ongoing journey in achieving reconciliation and unity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s theme 'Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage’ was focused on inviting Australians from all backgrounds to contribute to a national movement towards a unified future through the process of truth-telling about Australia’s colonial history, and to explore our shared histories, cultures and achievements as we move forward in reconciliation.

As part of Sydney’s VIVID festival students from Catherine McAuley Westmead and Caroline Chisholm College Glenmore Park were also able to contribute to National Reconciliation Week puppeteering a six-metre high and visually stunning puppet called Marri Djin. Created by Erth Visual & Physical Inc. in collaboration with the Barangaroo Drive Authority, Marri Jin (meaning “great Woman” in the Eora language) is a symbol of the strength and resilience of First Nations women and people.