Yarning Circle provides La Salle students a space to share
11 May 2023
The event began with a candle lighting ceremony to signify the importance of this new space, followed by a smoking ceremony led by Vaughan McGuire.
Class of 2022 graduate, Tomasina was involved in the planning and design of the yarning circle said:
‘The yarning circle is good because we can share our stories and teach our culture.’
Non-indigenous students have commented on the importance of this space.
‘It is important because we get to acknowledge our indigenous friends and learn about their history and the land that we live in.
‘We love that they are willing to share their knowledge with us and it makes us more aware of the culture.’
Principal, Giovanna Fiume said:
‘It was a privilege to have La Salle Brothers, Armin and Tim and so many local Elders in attendance to mark and celebrate this important college event. Br Armin said that La Salle College in Middle Swan is part of a much larger Lasallian community, a world community and it made us feel proud to be a part of this community.
‘The yarning circle is already being used for educational activities and I am excited about what we have planned for National Reconciliation Week in May and how we will use the space to grow our college wellbeing program.’