St Aloysius College

December 2023 to December 2024

Our vision for reconciliation begins with our acknowledgment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which we live, Land over which sovereignty was never ceded. St Aloysius College walks together with First Nations students, families and the wider community on a journey that brings understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' histories, perspectives and cultures to the whole school community.

We commit to creating a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, educators and families. We envision a place of teaching and learning that is culturally inclusive, where aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are fostered, diversity is celebrated, and equal and equitable opportunities created and to achieve the best outcomes for all students in our care.

We will respectfully engage with the First Nations community to build on existing partnerships and implement reconciliation initiatives in a meaningful and culturally sensitive way. We commit to listening, learning and strengthening our understanding of Australia's true histories so we can respectfully and compassionately highlight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' perspectives and experiences throughout the curriculum.

We recognise the continuing connection of Aboriginal people to the Kaurna Country on which we learn and work in the building of a physical Acknowledgment of Country in the centre of the College campus.

Through our Reconciliation Action Plan, St Aloysius is committed to promoting respect, justice, cultural understanding and Mercy Values.

At St Aloysius College, we are committed to a just, equitable and reconciled Australia. We walk together with you in this journey of reconciliation.

"The proof of love is deed" Catherine McAuley

Acknowledgement Of Country

Kaurna Acknowledgement Naa Marni Ngadlu tampinthi ngadlu Kaurna yartangka inparrinthi Ngadlu tampinthi purkana pukinangku, yalaka, tarrkarritya Ngaityalya, nakutha

Translation to English Hello, how are you We acknowledge we are meeting on Kaurna Land We acknowledge Elders past, present and future. Thank you, See you Later