St Andrew's School Proudly Unveils First Nations Mural

As educators of future generations, we constantly review ways in which we can educate and empower our students to become advocates for positive change. At St Andrew's School, we are committed to the journey towards reconciliation and have taken significant steps to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.

Our RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) leadership group and a group of interested students across the school recently got creative by designing a mural for our Reconciliation Garden. They worked with Iteka Sanderson-Bromley, a Cultural Educator from Kumarninthi, who educated the children on First Nations artwork. Following over an hour of cultural exchange, fruitful discussion, questioning, and artistic inquiry, the students designed our new mural.

The mural design is a wonderful example of the children's sense of place, community, and belonging at St Andrew's School and a great addition to our commitment and journey towards reconciliation. Tjimari Sanderson-Milera, Director of Kumarninthi, brought the students concept to life.

Kumarninthi means "Becoming One" in the Kaurna language. It is an organisation that offers cultural education across many aspects. We are proud to work with Kumarninthi to share the knowledge, beauty, and significance of Aboriginal culture with the wider community, with a strong emphasis on educating children.

By engaging with organisations such as Kumarninthi and providing our students with meaningful opportunities to learn about First Nations cultures, we hope to create a more inclusive and respectful society that values and celebrates diversity. We believe that by empowering our students to Be a Voice For Generations, we can create a better and more equitable future for all Australians.

For more information about Kumarninthi and their cultural education programs, please visit their website:

During National Reconciliation Week, the St Andrew's School Senior Choir delivered a powerful performance, singing a selection of meaningful songs at Assembly. Their rendition of Paul Kelly's 'From Little Things Big Things Grow' was particularly moving. We are immensely proud of our students and their contribution to embodying the theme of National Reconciliation Week, Be the Voice of Generations.

Our students continue to use OurRAP! to discuss Reconciliation and consider ways to Be a Voice for Generations.