Reconciliation is about the proper recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their contributions to Australian society both in the past and in the present. It involves truth-telling and building mutually respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and all other Australians. Achieving reconciliation will require raising awareness and knowledge about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and changing attitudes that are often based upon myths and misunderstandings.
Jesus lived the compassion of God in his love for all. We hope our young women will feel the suffering of others and respond with spirits of mercy, kindness and justice.
At our school we will continue to:
•Commit to being a community which not only respects the human rights of all people, but also respects and promotes the special rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Peoples of the Land (Pope Francis,Evangelii Gaudium, No. 190) •Respectfully incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives throughout the curriculum •Recognise our shared past and commit to working towards a shared future in which all people are treated with dignity and respect •Acknowledge the special relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the Land which we see, as a gift from God and the Ancestors. The Land is a sacred space. They are not merely one minority among others, but the First Peoples of this Land (Pope Francis,Laudato Si No.146) •Focus on being a community committed to healing the hurts and wrongs of the past and of today in a spirit of mercy •Be a place of teaching and learning that is culturally inclusive
On this journey of reconciliation, we continue to work for justice deep in the knowledge that we are guided by the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children
Cultural Competence for Staff
Welcome to Country
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Elders and Traditional Owners Share Histories and Cultures
Teach about Reconciliation
Explore Current Affairs and Issues
Acknowledgement of Country
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Recognise and Respect Rights
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Take Action Against Racism
Staff Engagement with RAP
RAP Budget Allocation
Celebrate RAP Progress
Build Relationships with Community
Physical Acknowledgement of Country