FIRE Carrier Commissioning begins National Reconciliation Week at CMC26/05/2022
National Reconciliation Week Friday 27 May to Friday 3 June 2022
To mark the beginning of Reconciliation Week, we held the commissioning ceremony of our new CMC student and staff FIRE Carriers. This was held at the Coolock Campus, with some St Mary’s students travelling across for the ceremony, conducted in front of the assembled Years 7 to 9 students.
The commissioning was performed by Troy Firebrace, Aboriginal Education Officer at Catholic Education Sandhurst Ltd. It started with a spiritually enriching didgeridoo performance by Jaeyln Ilsley (Year 10) and continued with impactful readings from our St Mary’s and Coolock FIRE Carriers.
The ceremony marks the official beginning of our FIRE (Friends Igniting Reconciliation through Education) Carrier Project which promotes respect, fairness and inclusion for Aboriginal people.
Our new CMC FIRE Carriers have a very important leadership role in the school community and will now begin working on actions which promote reconciliation in our College and local community.
Congratulations to all the 2022 FIRE Carriers.
On Tuesday 31 May, all students from Coolock and St Mary’s participated in campus based Masses at the Cathedral, at which both the Feast of the Visitation of Mary and Reconciliation Week were acknowledged.
Ms Mallory Thompson, reGEN Learning Leader & Ms Josie Garner, Koori Education Worker
Read about the Cathedral Masses on 31 May 2022