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
In September 2015, a number of EREA school staff with specific responsibility for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander education, and for Reconciliation, met in regional groups in Ballarat, Brisbane and Gosford.
The main part of the day at each gathering involved sharing some of the challenges faced and achievements experienced by individual schools in relation to the six domains of EREA’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Response.
Read Principal, Nick Scully’s reflections on the culture at St Brendan’s College Yeppoon in the 2014 EREA Annual Report.