LEADERSHIP ADDRESSDear Parents and Carers
On Monday Kerry-Ann Bates (Indigenous Student Support Co-ordinator) and I attended a full day workshop run by Peter O’Beirne and Mark Crouch from School Lead. It was an excellent day of sharing ideas about how we can best support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, along with ways we can embed Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum and culture of our school. It certainly prompted me to be commited to developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for Xavier Catholic College.
The word, “reconciliation” means to sit down together again, face to face. In effect, we use this word to indicate that we sit as equals. Indigenous people have not always been treated as equals in Australian society and wrongs have been done. During Reconciliation Week we remember the past, we celebrate the present and dream our future together.