Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

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View our detailed RAP: St Andrew's RAP 2023 to 2024

St Andrew's RAP Poster 2023

St Andrew's School Reconciliation Journey

Vision for Reconciliation

At St Andrew’s we believe reconciliation is a journey towards a deepening respect, understanding and celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in our local and national communities.

Within this we will deliver a culture that promotes, learns and lives the pillars of reconciliation including historical acceptance, a developed and supported understanding of race relations, equality and equity, institutional integrity and unity.

We aspire to work collaboratively with members of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and to build authentic relationships that allow us to engage and actively listen to Australia’s First Nations Peoples in our local and national communities, so to gain authentic perspectives.

In our vision for reconciliation, there is a commitment to an environment that fosters respect and nurtures everyone’s stories, in particular the stories of Australia’s First Peoples. We promote behavioural change to be embedded in our community, born from a shared understanding.

Integral to our school culture is mutual accountability where we commit to actions that allow us to become part of the reconciled Australian story. In this we acknowledge and develop, in partnership, knowledge about the world’s oldest living continuing cultures and our place in that.

We seek to explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in our local and national communities, in order to build a relevance and sense of belonging for all in a shared, meaningful identity.

Our core values of integrity and inclusivity frame our learning and living.

We aspire to be a future focused, critically engaged community where past histories inform our contemporary ideals of reconciliation.

Acknowledgement of Country

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We acknowledge that St Andrew’s School is situated on Kaurna Land. We respect Kaurna native title of this place as well as the spiritual connection Kaurna people have with this land.

We respect the rich Kaurna history, full of education and innovation.

We acknowledge and respect the wisdom of Kaurna Elders, past and present, and we extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We acknowledge that our evolving RAP reflects our respect for the thousands of years First Nations Peoples have met together, discussed, debated, learned and created on this Land.