Newman College

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

Newman College is committed to strategically and practically building a culture which acknowledges, affirms and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and traditions. This Reconciliation Action Plan represents this commitment. As a Marist School we strive to embed our Marist characteristics every day; Family Spirit, In the Way of Mary, Simplicity, Presence and a Love of Hard work. At the core of these characteristics is the developing of relationships that are imbued by our family spirit, united in Christ’s love. To this end, we want our staff, students and families to increase their understanding, value and active recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, knowledge and rights through respectful cultural learning. We strive to create a culturally supportive environment so that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and all Australian families collaboratively build a community of respectful and right relationships.

We want to be school of choice in Western Australia and shall embed this vision through a set of important principles and practical actions to ensure we become a Catholic school of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and all people. This Reconciliation Action Plan embodies our commitment to reconciliation. This commitment shall be exemplified by engaging and upskilling our staff in professional learning that enables a stronger understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures, communities and contributions.. Underpinning this intent is to ensure that our teaching and learning programs are respectfully embedded with Aboriginal perspectives as identified and sequenced in the WA curriculum learning areas.

We are committed to reconciliation through fostering equal and equitable social and economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as part of the implementation of our Reconciliation Action Plan.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan commits us to continuing to promote an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities, cultures, histories, heritage and aspirations.

JOIN THIS RAP
Type
School
State/Territory
WA
Duration
February 2020 to February 2021
Actions
Action
Build Relationships with Community View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Local Sites, Events and Excursions View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Inclusive Policies View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Representation on Committees View
Elders and Traditional Owners Share Histories and Cultures View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Curriculum Planning View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Reconciliation Projects View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Cultural Competence for Students and Children View
Take Action Against Racism View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Teach about Days of National Significance View
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures View
My Time, Our Place (School Age Care) View
RAP Launch View
Employment Strategy View
Care for Country View
Physical Acknowledgement of Country View
Reconciliation Awards View
Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owned Businesses View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages View
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