Reconciliation Week 2023

Reconciliation Week
CBCity invites children in Canterbury-Bankstown aged 0 to 17 to take part in the First Nations Art Competition to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2023. CBCity invites children in Canterbury-Bankstown aged 0 to 17 to take part in the First Nations Art Competition to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2023  

In partnership with the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group, CBCity invites children in Canterbury-Bankstown aged 0 to 17 to take part in the First Nations Art Competition to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2023.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories cultures and achievements and explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

National Reconciliation Week: 27 May - 3 June

What is National Reconciliation Week?

The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey; the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation and in playing our part, we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ histories, cultures and futures.

CBCity acknowledges, and pays respect to, the Dharug people that are the Traditional Custodians and Elders of this land, past and present, and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

CBCity wants to see from students what Reconciliation Week means to you. Show us creatively in art, for a chance to win prizes. The artwork will be on display in the foyer of the Bryan Brown Theatre. If you would like your artwork to be displayed, please see box office staff at the Bryan Brown Theatre or drop it off at the Campsie Customer Service Centre. Please ensure your details are on the back of your artwork (name and contact).

The 2023 Reconciliation Week Art Competition has now closed. Thank you to all of our entrants who shared their stunning and creative visual representation of what Reconciliation Week meant to them. We were overwhelmed with the response this year!

Congratulations to our winners.

The 2023 winners are:

  • Aneeqa, Hampden Park Public School;
  • Eva, Mount St Joseph Catholic College Milperra;
  • Ava, St Luke's Catholic Primary School Revesby;
  • Renee, Mount St Joseph Catholic College Milperra;
  • Estelle, St Therese Catholic Primary School Padstow;
  • Avalon, Lily, Ebony, Ti-Alee, Karliah, Kiera, Lucas, Miyay, Lowana, Keeden, Hoorulain, from the Bankstown Community Resource Group (group entry);
  • Kiera-Leigh, Karliah, Nakoda, Mya, Tayla, Jakiya from the Bankstown Community Resource Group (group entry); and
  • Abdullah (under 5 category).

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 Ava, St Luke's Catholic Primary School Revesby

Renee, Mount St Joseph Catholic College Milperra

 Eva, Mount St Joseph Catholic College Milperra

Abdullah (under 5 category). 

Avalon, Lily, Ebony, Ti-Alee, Karliah, Kiera, Lucas, Miyay, Lowana, Keeden, Hoorulain, from the Bankstown Community Resource Group (group entry) 

 Aneeqa, Hampden Park Public School

 

Kiera-Leigh, Karliah, Nakoda, Mya, Tayla, Jakiya from the Bankstown Community Resource Group (group entry)

Estelle, St Therese Catholic Primary School Padstow


 

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.