RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN
VISION FOR RECONCILIATION
At Blackwater State High School, we believe all individuals have the right to equitable educational opportunities. We respect the diverse cultures that make up our school community and acknowledge the strong, rich, and continuing contribution of all First Peoples of Australia to our school community. We strive for deep and ongoing conversations, consultations and collaborations with local community members to develop open communication with our local First Nations community. Through an authentic engagement with Australia's First Peoples experiences and perspectives we hope to develop a shared appreciation for all. We hope to use this common understanding to influence the teaching and learning at Blackwater State High School and create the leaders of tomorrow that will drive continued reconciliation in the wider community.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Blackwater State High School acknowledges, the Ghungalu people, and pays respect to the Elders —past and present —for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of the First Peoples of Australia. A better understanding and respect for Australia's First Nations cultures develops an enriched appreciation of Australia's cultural heritage and can lead to reconciliation. This is essential to the maturity of Australia as a nation and fundamental to the development of an Australian identity.
Blackwater State High School Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF, 5820 KB)