Shane Taylor
Head of Faith and Mission

On Friday 24 May, some of our Year 7 students, accompanied by Ms Apfelstedt, proudly attended a Healing Ceremony at Malahang Reserve in Heidelberg West. Led by local Wurundjeri Elders and a Yidaki player, this cleansing ceremony respectfully acknowledged the resilience of the First Nations community who were impacted by the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

During a break, an Elder spoke with the girls and shared his family story regarding the Stolen Generation. He became emotional while recalling his painful history but eventually expressed his gratitude for finally finding his family. The students thanked him for sharing his story. As Mercy people, may we actively work towards truth-telling, treaty, and reconciliation.