What is a rap?

A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a formal statement of commitment to reconciliation. A school or early learning service can develop a RAP using the Narragunnawali platform to register and extend on existing initiatives or to begin a new journey.

The film below outlines the process for developing a RAP on the Narragunnawali platform. 



Establish a RAP Working Group

A Working Group ensures the responsibility of implementing reconciliation initiatives does not sit with one person. Your Working Group must include your Principal/Director, and can include teaching and non-teaching staff, parents, students and community members.

Complete the Reflection Survey

To assist with planning, the Reflection Survey gives a snapshot of the current state of reconciliation in your school or early learning service.

Write a Vision for Reconciliation

A Vision clearly communicates your school or early learning service’s commitment to reconciliation to the community.

Add RAP Actions

There are 40 RAP Actions to select from, including 14 that are a minimum requirement. Your Working Group can also set RAP Action-aligned Goals and Deliverables.

Submit the RAP

RAPs are submitted to the Principal/Director for approval and then to Reconciliation Australia who will review the RAP's Vision for Reconciliation and Acknowledgement of Country statements prior to publication on the ‘Who has a RAP?’ map.

Refresh the RAP

12 months after publication, the RAP will be reverted to draft to allow the RAP Working Group to ensure it remains a dynamic, living document. While all data from the previous version of the RAP will be retained, the refresh process involves, at minimum, re-completing the Reflection Survey and re-submitting the RAP.

The RAP Framework

The Narragunnawali RAP framework outlines a whole-scale approach to driving reconciliation by building relationships, respect and opportunities in the classroom, around the school or early learning service and with the community.

Explore more

Who has a RAP?

An interactive map showing schools and early learning services across the country with a published RAP.

Reconciliation in Education Webinars

A suite of on-demand webinars all about ‘talking the walk’ and ‘walking the talk’ in driving reconciliation in education. The webinars will introduce you to Narragunnawali RAPs and the process of developing one.

RAP Working Group Kit

Resources, information and ideas to support RAP Working Group administration and activities.

Reconciliation Action Plans Film

A short film with reflections from schools and early learning services involved in the RAP development process.