At Orange High School, we have a strong connection between students, teachers and the wider community. We are committed to providing a learning environment that knows, values and cares for everyone in our community.
We honour and respect the contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have made to the rich history and culture of the school.
The vision at Orange High School is to instil pride and empathy for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We want to recognise the true history of Australia and work together to collaboratively form a brighter future for all. We will achieve this by strengthening the knowledge and understanding of the First Nation peoples rich and diverse cultures, languages, histories and contributions to our local, regional and national contexts. We will strive to empower our community to advocate for and live in a society that appreciates and celebrates diversity.
Aboriginal heritage and culture are present in our school and make our lives richer. We acknowledge and celebrate the contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to our school culture while honouring their contributions to our school's proud history. Authentic respect for culture equips students with the skills and experiences to succeed and positively contribute to the Orange High Family and the world beyond the school.
The path to reconciliation is not an individual pursuit. It is a collective effort that is based on love, compassion and inclusivity. As a school, we will embed this vision into our daily operations and as a result, we hope to change the world!
"We want to be looked up to rather than looked down on" - Shane Robbins Year 11 (2020').
"We are the oldest living culture in the world and we are someone to look up to for future generations" - Chloe Fields Year 11 (2020')
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom
Welcome to Country
Cultural Competence for Staff
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Build Relationships with Community
Teach about Reconciliation
Explore Current Affairs and Issues
Acknowledgement of Country
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Take Action Against Racism
Staff Engagement with RAP
Celebrate RAP Progress
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children
Teach about Days of National Significance
Local Sites, Events and Excursions