Graduation and Reconciliation Cloak 10th Anniversary

Nagle College is proud to announce that Year 12 graduate, Harley Finn, is the recipient of the Graduation and Reconciliation Possum Cloak for 2020. Harley’s academic, cultural and sporting excellence – demonstrated since he was enrolled in Year 7 – make him a worthy recipient.

Tania Holmes

Indigenous Liaison Officer

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Nagle College acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of this land on which we learn, the Gunaikurnai people, and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and future.

Nagle College is proud to announce that Year 12 graduate, Harley Finn, is the recipient of the Graduation and Reconciliation Possum Cloak for 2020. Harley’s academic, cultural and sporting excellence – demonstrated since he was enrolled in Year 7 – make him a worthy recipient.

2020 is a special year. Nagle is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the cloaks creation, with permission from the Elders and under the guidance of cloak maker, Mrs Lee Darroch. Staff and students at Nagle College undertook the Graduation and Reconciliation Cloak project with respect, and with an understanding of the cultural and spiritual significance of the traditions that the possum skin cloaks uphold.

Nagle’s cloak, a sacred treasure, was bound by many hands including Year 9 Bushtucker students, the Class of 2010, Koorie students and friends, Nagle College staff, Koorie community and Elders. Nagle’s journey and the stories on the possum cloak continue to be shared each year with staff and students. It is a valuable learning experience.

Mrs Tania Holmes and Ms Toni Collins thank both the Koorie and the broader Community for their involvement and support in the creation of the cloak.

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