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Aim to ‘actively pursue reconciliation’

"Our vision is to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and perspectives, and to recognise these as valuable and rich sources of learning."

Emanuel School is committed to building relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Emanuel School is committed to building relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

EMANUEL School has submitted a Reconciliation Action Plan to Reconciliation Australia, as part of the Narragunnawali network.

Principal Andrew Watt said, “Our vision is to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and perspectives, and to recognise these as valuable and rich sources of learning.

“We are committed to building genuine, long-lasting relationships with local and wider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and to fostering a deep connection to the land on which our school stands. Our vision is to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and languages meaningfully and authentically within our practice.”

Watt added that to achieve this, the aim is to equip staff, students and the wider school community with the confidence and understanding to “nurture positive partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities”.

“We aim to prepare our students to actively pursue reconciliation, thinking and acting with knowledge, understanding and respect,” he said.

“We have committed to a range of actions, to build respect, relationships and opportunities in the classroom, around the school and within the community.

“We are proud of our achievements over recent years … with the Reconciliation Action Plan in place, we look forward to our next steps.”

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