A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a formal statement of commitment to
reconciliation. At St Catherine’s School, we value the rich cultural heritage of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and respect their deep and abiding
connection with the land.
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the Traditional Owners of the land upon which this School is built and, with their guidance, we seek to further our appreciation of their custodianship of the land so that we may share this responsibility with them.
The creation of the St Catherine’s School vision for reconciliation requires our School to make the following commitments:
- to truly engage with, and learn from, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations
- to embed Indigenous cultures and knowledge in St Catherine’s School’s teaching and learning, and engagement activities
- to be united as a community that is inclusive and understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
- to demonstrate an understanding of, and deep respect for, the traditions, heritage, history and generational impact, knowledge and perspectives of the many nations and language groups that make up Australia
- to reflect Indigenous cultural heritage in the School’s physical environment, ensuring Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people feel comfortable within our School community
- to ensure that our School is a place where Indigenous people feel culturally safe and are treated with dignity and respect