St Francis Xavier College acknowledges, promotes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in all aspects of College life. It prides itself on embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives throughout the curriculum and is inclusive to all cultures and their families.
St Francis Xavier College has processes, networks and partnerships in place to provide our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with support to ensure students feel safe, welcomed and intellectually challenged.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is celebrated in many ways throughout the school year. While Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives are embedded into the curriculum, the whole school celebrates the culture by participating in activities such as:
- Harmony Day
- Reconciliation Week
- Mabo Day
- NAIDOC week
- NAIDOC Mass
- Didge in a Day program
- Bush Tucker
- Tutoring program through AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience)
- Cultural Dance experiences
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians
Guest Speaker Traditional Dance
Didge In A Day
Harmony Day Poster Making
Harmony Day Classroom Activity
Guest Speaker Play the Didge
Reconciliation Week Hands
Reconciliation Australia is the national organisation promoting reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community.
Reconciliation Australia provides the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program. Through this program, schools, businesses and other organisations are able to develop a planning document that outlines actions that can be taken to contribute to reconciliation.
RAPs outline practical actions that we can take to build strong relationships and enhanced respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. It also sets out our aspirational plans to drive greater equality by pursuing sustainable opportunities.
Put simply, RAPs are about us taking our good intentions into real actions.
Our RAP is a working document that will be consistently evaluated, refined and updated.