Reconciliation

Pulteney acknowledged Reconciliation Week in Term 2 with the attendance of Anne Dunstan, Elizabeth Guilfoyle, Mark Bourchier, Senior Students and School Leaders at the South Australian Reconciliation Breakfast, which was attended by over 1 000 people from Government and business sectors as well as students and staff from Adelaide schools.  At Pulteney, Year 4 and Year 9 students worked collaboratively on research projects about Reconciliation issues, specifically learning about Stolen Generations. The Healing Foundation provided lesson plans to explore this very important issue. Allen Edwards, Chair of Blackwood Reconciliation, spoke to a group of 70 Year 9 and 4 students about his Stolen Generations story. Students had many questions for Allen about how Stolen Generations have impacted on him and his family. Year 4 students created artwork to reflect their thoughts about Stolen Generations and studied illustrations and text from the book ‘The Rabbits’ by John Marsden and Shaun Tan.

Briony Franklin

Teacher