Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School


At Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, we are a community of people loved unconditionally by God, through Christ, who impels us to deepen our relationships with all people. This means moving forward with the Nation's First Peoples on a journey where it is imperative that we work together towards a country that is reconciled, equal and equitable.

In the Spirit of Reconciliation, we will focus on restoring relationships, valuing cultures, identifying inequality and inequity, and acknowledging social injustice. We recognise and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' deep ongoing connections with and custodianship of the Land.  We value and honour their resilience, strength and survival and their continuing contributions to maintaining a sustainable and flourishing environment.

In the Josephite Tradition, we embrace lifelong learning that leads towards a future of true reconciliation. We believe in developing and maintaining a foundation of mutual respect, hope, compassion and justice between the variety of cultures that are thriving in our community and country.

Together, as one, we are travellers on this journey towards cultural security, understanding and mutual respect. We understand that for reconciliation to be retained, our focus on our pedagogy needs to be embedded within the daily life and functioning of the school and its members.

As a community we are called to celebrate; we strive to appreciate the unique nature of our community and celebrate its diversity. We hope to provide all students, staff and community members appropriate means to access and deepen their personal understanding in the hope that it will provide a positive construct in which we all can grow and benefit.

As a community, we are called to respect, value and accept diversity within our community. Our underpinning goal will be to ensure that all school and community members feel secure to share their personal stories of their cultural, linguistic, artistic and family histories. Our pedagogy and philosophy should reflect a strong partnership between students, staff, families and all community members.

December 2018 to December 2019
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Curriculum Planning View
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Teach about Days of National Significance View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Embed Cross-curriculum Priority - School Specific View
Build Relationships with Community View
Take Action Against Racism View
Inclusive Policies View
Celebrate RAP Progress View