All Hallows' School

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

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 building mutually respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, and all other Australians. Achieving reconciliation will require raising the 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 generosity, kindness and justice.

At our school we:

  • 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 our Land  (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, No. 190)
  • Continue to respectfully incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives throughout the curriculum where relevant
  • 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 they 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
  • Continue to support and encourage educational opportunities to consult local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Elders and Traditional Custodians
  • Continue to be a place of teaching and learning that is culturally inclusive, where aspirations are fostered, diversity is acknowledge and genuine conversations about creating equal and equitable opportunities Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are ongoing

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. 

JOIN THIS RAP
Type
School
State/Territory
QLD
Duration
December 2020 to December 2021
Actions
Action
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Reconciliation Projects View
Elders and Traditional Owners Share Histories and Cultures View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures View
Recognise and Respect Rights View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
RAP Budget Allocation View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
RAP Launch View
Employment Strategy View
Build Relationships with Community View
search