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Flag raising ceremony

29/11/2013
Home Hill SHS students watch on as the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander flags are raised for the first time.

Wednesday 27 November was an historic day for Home Hill SHS and the Home Hill community. A special Flag Raising ceremony was conducted at the school with special guests and the school community attending. For the first time in the school’s history the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags now fly alongside the Australian and Queensland flags at the school. Home Hill High Indigenous student Katherine Hookey, told the gathering how much the school’s inclusion of the Aboriginal and Islander identity meant to her saying;

“As an Indigenous student at Home Hill High School, I feel honoured that we are able to display the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flag at the front of our school for the first time in 49 years history. By having the flags flying alongside the Australian and Queensland flags shows the school community and the Burdekin district that Reconciliation is a priority within our school.”