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SACSSGSA Reconciliation Round

4th June 2022

National Reconciliation Week is held each year from 27 May – 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey: The successful 1967 referendum (27 May 1967) and the High Court Mabo decision (3 June 1992). National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

At its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians. It is about non-Indigenous Australians standing in solidarity and unity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from all over the country to acknowledge the past and to work together for a more equitable future for all. In a just, equitable and reconciled Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will have the same life chances and choices as non-Indigenous children, and the length and quality of a person’s life will not be determined by their racial background.

The 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” asks everyone to make change beginning with brave actions in their daily lives – where they live, work, play and socialise. To recognise and acknowledge this, our Sports Association offers our annual ‘Reconciliation Round’ of sports fixtures to contribute to the national effort of making a significant change in mindset in Australia to achieve reconciliation. Reconciliation is ‘Everyone’s business’.

South Australian Catholic Secondary School Girls' Sports Association

The South Australian Catholic Secondary Schools Girls’ Sports Association is a not for profit organisation which aims to promote all aspects of Extra Curricula Sport. The Association strives to provide a range of sporting opportunities for female secondary school students who attend associated Catholic and State Schools across Adelaide and South Australia. Underpinning the Associations policies, philosophies and strategies is the Catholic tradition and ethos, along with the acknowledgement and understanding of the vital role sport plays in an individual’s overall development and wellbeing.