Past winners

The Schools Reconciliation Challenge story

10 years

The Schools Reconciliation Challenge story began in 2010 when we launched the first ever Challenge – Reconciliation the Road Ahead.

We’re now 10 years down the track and 1000’s of students and teachers have participated in the Schools Reconciliation Challenge.

Past Themes and Catalogues

2010 Reconciliation, the Road Ahead
2011 You Me Us
2012 Our Place
2013 Say Something!
2014 Our Journey
2015 Homegrown Heroes
2016 Always Was, Always Will Be2017 Where’s Your Country?
2018 Our Voices, Our Future!

2019 Speaking and Listening from the Heart

2020 Caring for Country


The Exhibition and the Tour

Every year the artworks and writing that best fit the theme and demonstrate the principles of Reconciliation are framed and exhibited.

Finalists are invited to the launch celebration held for the past 3 years at the The Powerhouse Museum to share their messages of reconciliation, it’s always a fabulous event and often includes performances and high-profile speakers.

In 2015 the National Trust began touring the finalists works throughout NSW stopping in many regional areas and allowing more schools and students to get involved and show off their art and writing works.

This year for the first time with the help of our partner and supporters at Lendlease we exhibited a special  version of the Our Voices, Our Future! Exhibition at Barangaroo.  Look out in 2020 for our new exhibition Speaking and Listening from the Heart.

Teachers Click Here

Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW  curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.