“Let’s Take The Next Steps”


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful 50 years since the 1967 referendum and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. As we commemorate these significant milestones, we ask the Kardinia community to be part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation journey.

Our Senior School students were treated to a moving and personal Sorry Day Assembly last Friday where we heard from three of our very own Aboriginal students. Ricardo Gallagher, Shimalya Turner and Shirley Turner shared their story with the Assembly and shared what Reconciliation Week meant to them. The Assembly concluded with a call from our Deputy College Captain, Gemma Crosby, for all of us to be part of the solution towards achieving true reconciliation.

The Assembly was another wonderful example of the Kardinia spirit in action and of our students living our motto of “Wisdom leads to respect and friendship”.

This week our student led Council for Global Representation (CGR) have organised variety of activities and events to help celebrate National Reconciliation Week and to build deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. This is a significant week for all Australians and I encourage our students to take advantage of the opportunities this week presents to build understanding, respect and ultimately take action to be part of the solution towards achieving true reconciliation.


Canterbury Sport Uniform update

I am pleased to inform the community that we have negotiated with Canterbury and Bellarine Uniforms to have the Sport uniform sold from Bellarine Uniforms alongside our Academic uniforms. Bellarine Uniforms are in the process of purchasing the current stock from Canterbury and hope to have the items in the store in the coming weeks. Once the stock has arrived and is available to purchase I will inform the community. As stock levels of Canterbury items run out Bellarine Uniforms will replace all items with locally made garments of exactly the same design as the current Sport uniforms. This will ensure that stock levels are maintained and turnaround times between orders and production significantly reduced.

The sport uniforms will sell for roughly the same price as Canterbury sold them for online when the credit card fee and shipping costs are taken into consideration. Bellarine Uniforms have committed to holding current pricing for Academic and Sport uniforms until the end of 2018, which provides certainty for parents regarding both stock levels and pricing. I appreciate that this has been a rather difficult period for parents and students and thank the community for their patience as we have worked our way through these issues.

Have a great National Reconciliation Week!




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