On Thursday 29 November, the first murmurings of EChO across EREA were heard at St Bernard's College in Essendon. The gathering offered space for sense-making about the initiative; an endeavour made possible by bringing personal reflections of insights, lessons and hopes into dialogue with the EREA Principal's Statement on Ecological Sustainability. This process was able to surface where the areas of tension exist, the type of support needed as well as a naming of possibilities. So the first soundings of The EChO across EREA Pilot initiative have been created. We look forward to further 'resonance' througout Term 1 2019. As the pilot unfolds, we will 'bounce back' the experience to the wider EREA community.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia as the traditional owners and custodians of the land of our schools. We are inspired and nurtured by their wisdom, spirituality and experience. We commit ourselves to actively
work alongside them for reconciliation and justice. We pay our respects to the Elders; past, present and future. As we take our next step we remember the first footsteps taken on this sacred land.