Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education
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Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (CECG) respectfully acknowledges the ancestors of this Country and pays respect to their descendants as custodians of this land. On this land, families live, work and play, children learn of customs and culture, traditions are passed from generation to generation, wisdom is shared, and life is still celebrated in harmony with the natural environment.
CECG honours the Elders past and present who have laid the foundations for self-determination and rights for Aboriginal Peoples. We thank them for the unique gift of their traditions and cultures, and we commit to working together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples for reconciliation and justice.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which we work and live, who long before us lived, loved and raised their children on this land. We acknowledge their physical and spiritual connections to their land, their stories, traditions and living cultures. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in our community and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging
Indigenous Education Advisory Committee
The Archdiocesan Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Advisory Committee in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities, support schools to deliver high-quality education for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in our Catholic schools.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students as they deepen their Faith and enrich their cultural identity as Australia’s First Peoples. The partnership also supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and teachers to meet their full learning potential, and ensure they achieve educational success and are empowered to shape their own future.
The Indigenous Education Advisory Committee meets to discuss issues of importance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and carers with children in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese. The Indigenous Education Advisory Committee comprises representation from Aboriginal Education CE, school staff (systemic and non-systemic), community members/Elders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents/carers.
- Supports the development of strong partnerships with families, schools, parent associations, the Catholic Education Office and local communities.
- Seeks to give an additional voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and carers in state and national level decision-making affecting Catholic schools.
- Develops resources to support the education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
- Continues to promote reconciliation.