Sacré Cœur aims to seek, enable and empower reconciliation ensuring our community values, respects and celebrates the richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, their cultures, perspectives, histories and futures.
We acknowledge Sacré Cœur stands on Wurundjeri Land, and as a community recognise the injustices of the past, and their ongoing impact that it continues to have. We seek to work to a future that promotes justice, equity and equality.
We are committed to respectfully embedding principles of reconciliation into our curriculum, our culture, and our daily lives. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives present us with an opportunity to learn and understand. We are committed to building a community where everyone fosters meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples with open minds and hearts.
Our goal is to formalise, confirm and build on the work and programs that have been developed continuing our approach to reconciliation within the Sacré Cœur School community.
Reconciliation within the framework of Sacred Heart education
As a proud Catholic sSchool in the Sacred Heart Network, Sacré Coeur aspires to follow the vision of our foundress, St Madeleine Sophie Barat, who saw education as a means of forming young people in intelligent faith, compassionate action, and courageous hope.
Sacred Heart education is framed by the belief that education lays the foundation for students to contribute and build community, with an instilled sense of integrity and courage.
As Sacred Heart Educators, we aim to guide our students on a path towards transformation and hope, within an inclusive community. Respect for the dignity of each person and the integrity of all creation is at the centre of our community.
As a Sacred Heart community, we are called to be people of justice, grounded in love, mirroring Christ’s heart of compassion, hope and respect. As such, Sacré Cœur is committed to walking a journey of reconciliation.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom
Cultural Competence for Staff
Welcome to Country
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Build Relationships with Community
Teach about Reconciliation
Explore Current Affairs and Issues
Teach about Days of National Significance
Acknowledgement of Country
Celebrate Days of National Significance
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Physical Acknowledgement of Country
Take Action Against Racism
Staff Engagement with RAP
RAP Budget Allocation
Celebrate RAP Progress