Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education

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EREA Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education Response

Since 2009, the EREA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy has guided and informed EREA in the development of initiatives, programs and goals for promoting Catholic schools in the Edmund Rice tradition as a genuine option for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. In 2014, EREA released its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Response following a full review of the previous policy

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Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) framework

We need to be proactive in the continuous education and training of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff members, build cultural awareness, and respectfully embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in our practice. The following links to Respect, Relationships and Opportunities offer information and support to guide our reconciliation journey. Respect, Relationships and Opportunities are also the three pillars of Reconciliation Australia’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) framework.

Respect
RESPECT is fundamental to our reconciliation pathways and is a key factor to developing positive relationships and opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

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Relationships
We wish to develop relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and commit to building knowledge and understanding of the deep histories and cultures of First Nation Peoples of Australia.

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Opportunities
Fostering equal and equitable opportunities for First Nation Peoples is essential to realising Reconciliation.

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