The Southern Cross : July 2010
The Southern Cross July 2010 Page 5 www.adelaide.catholic.org.au news Explore the possibilities... MERCY For further information about our School Tour program please contact the school on 8217 3200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 53 Wake eld St, Adelaide SA 5000 Ph 8217 3200 Fax 8212 4908 email@example.com www.sac.sa.edu.au School Tour Tuesday 27 July 2010, 10am Come along to our school tour and discover what's so special about SAC. Find out about the Year 9's fantastic experience in the Flinders Ranges and why our Primary students love going to the ZooSnooze. Learn more about our broad and dynamic curriculum, outstanding academic record and exceptional pastoral care. See our state-of-the-art sporting facilities which include a fully equipped gymnasium, two full-sized indoor basketball courts and heated swimming pool. Extra 2011 Places Due to increased demand we are pleased to announce vacancies for an additional Year 8 class for 2011. School card holders receive an automatic, generous reduction in school fees. Enrol now for 2011 and beyond at Adelaide's college for girls in the heart of the city. ELC to Year 12. Centacare's Reconciliation Statement was a ver y power ful message to the Adelaide community, the Vicar General Monsignor David Cappo said at the launch of the statement during Reconciliation Week. "It's not just a statement on the wall -- this is a statement that has come from two years of hard work by many people and comes from a commitment by the Adelaide Archdiocese and Centacare to ensure there is a ver y strong presence of Aboriginal staff, a commitment to reconciliation and acknowledgement that much has to be done," he said. Monsignor David Cappo also spoke about the dispropor tionate number of indigenous Australians in custody and said racism and injustice were still ver y strong forces in our community. Jointly signed by senior Kaurna person and Centacare Manager for Aboriginal Ser vices Neville Highfold and Centacare Director Dale West, the statement outlines a commitment to meet the challenge of enshrining the spirit of reconciliation across the organisation. Centacare Assistant Director Ms Pauline Connelly said the statement had a number of practical elements such as the development of an Aboriginal staf f policy, providing Aboriginal cultural competence training for all staf f to encourage respect and challenge attitudes, and the development of fur ther Aboriginal programs to achieve positive outcomes for Aboriginal peoples and communities. It also committed the organisation to increasing the employment rate of Aboriginal peoples across Centacare and to suppor ting Aboriginal staf f to advocate and strive for equity and justice for all Aboriginal peoples. The Statement followed consultation and workshops with Centacare's 400 staf f members. Strong statement signed ENSHRINED: Neville Highfold, Senior Kaurna person and Manager for Aboriginal Services and Pauline Connelly, Assistant Director, Centacare Catholic Family Services.