Parkview Public School celebrated the importance of preservation of traditional Aboriginal history and culture, and reconciliation now and into the future during National Reconciliation Week.
Parkview's principal Travis Irvin said that students truly embraced this year's National Reconciliation Week theme of 'More than a Word' with staff and community members going to significant lengths to highlight the reconciliation process and further embrace the significance and importance of Aboriginal culture.
"The reconciliation week events that we host annually are really significant for our community and we certainly try to walk the walk in terms of meaningful reconciliation," Mr Irvin said.
"We truly value having everyone in our community involved in our celebrations" he continued.
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At the schools annual Reconciliation Week Walk over 220 community members took part in a walk from the Leeton Post Office to the school and an additional 550 people engaged in a community breakfast which saw a flag raising ceremony and performances from the school's Cultural Dance Group and emerging Didgeridoo Group.
The school also hosted a visit from acclaimed indigenous performer Troy Allen from the Bundjalung Goori nation who presented his performance 'Wadjiny' and shared significant cultural learning with children of the school which was enjoyed and embraced by all students and staff alike.
Year 2 teacher Elisha Irvin said she was extremely proud of how the community embraced all elements of Reconciliation Week.
"Reconciliation Week is an extremely significant week in our community and we value highly the engagement and participation of all members of our community not only in this week, but in a meaningful, ongoing reconciliation process."
The school's Stage 1 students also engaged in significant local learnings, making the journey to Fivebough Wetlands to engage in a Wiradjuri Wander under the guidance of Parkview community member and local Wiradjuri elder Mr William Ingram who provided the children with some wonderful experiences linked to the significance of the wetlands and local Wiradjuri culture.
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