Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was submitted to Reconciliation Australia for publishing on the 29th of June 2020. Our RAP consists of 22 actions that guide our commitment to reconciliation. Each action relates to relationships, respect and opportunities as they play out in the classroom, around the school and within the community.
Reconciliation Action Plan Vision
Our Vision for reconciliation is for our children, staff and community to:
- create and celebrate a community culture that continually represents equality and equity;
- acknowledge and accept our shared history and provide opportunities to learn more;
- actively dismantle negative race relations in order to build a future together;
- create opportunities for unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and other Australians within our community;
- actively engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples within our local community, in the alignment of Kerry Street Community Schools values, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, cultural and spiritual perspectives; and
- actively provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to be represented in every classroom.
Acknowledgement of Country
We take a moment today, to stop, and remember how we are connected to our school. It’s land; the animals, from the Kookaburra’s to the Bobtails; the plants, our Native Gums, wattle bushes and bush tucker garden; and the people.
At Kerry Street Community School, we acknowledge the Whadjuk Nyungar people as the traditional custodians of the land on which our school is built.
We pay our respects to their Elders, and we thank them for sharing and caring for the land we learn, enjoy and play on.
We promise to care for this land.
Together we all stand.
- Installed flag poles and flags at entrance of school
- Significantly celebrated of National Reconciliation Week in 2019, 2020 and 2021
- Produced a calendar of Significant Events
- Developed a student led Acknowledgement of Country
- Formulated a Student Reconciliation Working Group
- Invited Nyungar Elders to share a Welcome to Country for Significant Events
- Held a pre and post smoking ceremony for Wadjemup Camp 2021
- Planted a Bush Tucker garden