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Each year National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by ATSI people and other Australians.
The dates that bookend the week are significant milestones in the reconciliation journey.
May 27—Marks the anniversary of the 1967 referendum which saw over 90 per cent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for ATSI peoples and recognise them in the national census.
3 June—Commemorates the High Court of Australia’s landmark Mabo decision in 1992, which legally recognised that ATSI peoples have a special relationship to the land—a relationship that existed prior to colonalisation and still exists today. This recognition paved the way for land rights or Native Title
The SRC did a wonderful job of raising money for Shave for a Cure on Thursday. They raised $860, enough to see the Captain and Vice Captain lose their locks, along with everyones favourite teachers assistant Mr Sherack.
Well done SRC and Dapto High School for supporting this great cause.
As we have in previous years, DHS will be organising a trip with Year 10 to the Great Barrier Reef. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are currently delayed with the excursion organisation and booking process. If your child is planning to attend please START SAVING NOW (Prepare for a cost of approx. $1000). Rest assured we will have formal notification sorted in early Term 3.
On Friday the 6th of May, two of our Dapto High senior ATSI students participated in the AIME Senior Program Day held at the Novotel in Wollongong. The day consisted of a range of interactive, facilitated sessions focusing on year 12 completion and transition/ connection to the next chapter of life. Throughout the sessions, students had the opportunity to have one on one mentoring with an AIME Mentor from the University of Wollongong. The Mentor helped students to discuss and write down their goals for the future and possible career paths they would consider exploring. It was a wonderful fun-filled, positive and inspiring day for all involved as AIME strive to build the idea that Indigenous can mean success. Our senior ATSI students will also be attending part 2 of the AIME Senior Program day on Friday 13th May.
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Two competitions are coming up at DHS, make sure you get in your permission notes to be involved.
The Mathematics Competition payment deadline has been extended for another week. If you are interested and did not receive a note, please see Miss Lake in the Mathematics staff room.
Entries for the Big Science Competition are closing soon, please get your payments to the front office ASAP. If you did not receieve a note, please see Ms Mathein in the Science staff room.
Congrats to the DHS Cross Country team today who all tried their personal best!
We had a number of fantastic results including the 14yrs boys who will run as the Zone team at the area carnival! Top 6 in each age group also qualify for Area. We had 20 students gain this honor. Thankyou students and parents for your fantastic job today.
Mrs Gadd & Mr Horsley
I am pleased to announce a new female Indigenous program which began this week at Dapto High, called Sista Speak. Over several years Miss Elizabeth Hodgson has consulted with the local Aboriginal community and local high schools to facilitate a program that addresses Indigenous culture while creating art projects. Each term a different group of Indigenous girls will be given the opportunity to work with Elizabeth. This week the girls produced some amazing Mother’s day cards for their first project.
Mrs Jennifer Wilkinson – ATSI Liaison Officer/ HSIE teacher