03 June 2021

Tree Planting FIRE Carriers

Article by Ms Tory Wood

Tree Planting FIRE Carriers

Saint Ignatius College respects the First Nations People of Australia. We pay our respects to the Indigenous People of this country.

On May 26th, National Sorry Day, we reflected on the mistreatment of those who were forcibly removed from their families, cultures, languages and lands, The Stolen Generation. We say sorry.

Students and Staff acknowledged Sorry Day with a collaborative artwork that will be hung in the school gallery. They were invited to contribute with the word Sorry to the Aboriginal flag. The FIRE carrier students along with the College’s Leadership Team planted an Illawarra Flame tree on the College grounds. The tree acts as a reminder of our continued commitment as FIRE carriers to walk with the First Nations People of this land to bring about harmony, understanding and respect.

The College hopes that this tree provides a place for students and staff to connect with nature and as a reminder of our pledge for Reconciliation.

A video of the tree planting can be viewed below.

Tory Wood  FIRE Carrier, ATSIC member