INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES


We would like to acknowledge the Darkinjung people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which our school stands. We would also like to pay respect to Elders both past and present of the Darkinjung nation.

“Being Aboriginal has nothing to do with the colour of your skin or the shape of your nose. It is a Spiritual feeling, an identity you know in your heart. It is a unique feeling that may be difficult for non-Aboriginal people to understand.” -Linda Burney, President of the AECG


Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School is committed to improving the wellbeing and the educational outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students so that they achieve their full learning potential, are empowered to shape their own futures and are supported to embrace their culture. To advance the outcomes of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students we have a committed and dedicated Indigenous Education Team who have used The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy and the Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages to create a culturally inclusive school environment.

 

  • providing cultural education and experiences for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students
  • celebrating significant events during the year, for example, Reconciliation Week, Sorry Day, Harmony Day, Indigenous Literacy Week and NAIDOC Week
  • developing and promoting an understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and experiences through providing high quality culturally inclusive curricula
  • providing students with indigenous experiences across the curriculum through engaging in culturally rich excursions and incursions
  • setting targets using NAPLAN, PAT and other available data, identified in Personalised Learning Plans (PLPs) to improve the educational outcomes for Aboriginal students

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