During Staff Week at the end of last term all Siena staff participated in formation with a focus on the theme of this year’s commemoration of 800 years since the death of St Dominic. At Table with Dominic explored the table as place of connection, blessing, brokenness and givenness in our tradition – we then linked this to the Mascarella Table, located in Bologna, which depicts Dominic at table with his community.
As NAIDOC week fell during the holiday break, we marked this significant time once we returned to school for the start of Term 3. This year’s theme Heal Country! calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage.
We are currently developing our Siena vision for reconciliation, which involves our commitment to and articulation of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Reconciliation Australia has developed a framework to assist organisations, including schools, to formulate a RAP. Read more about this process through the Nurragannawali Reconciliation in Education platform here.