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  • National Sorry Day

    Throughout Australia, May 26 is known as National Sorry Day. This day is a time for all Australians to reflect on the profound grief and trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly members of the Stolen Generations.  The inaugural Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 - the anniversary of the day the Bringing Them Home Report was tabled.

    As Catholic educators, the acknowledgement of this nationally significant day offers each school an opportunity to align our Catholic values, espoused in the Gospels, to our human frailty.

    All schools across the Diocese of Sale are encouraged to collaborate on how to best acknowledge National Sorry Day within their community and to begin planning an appropriate commemorative service, reflective of due reverence and conducted in a dignified manner.