St Leonard’s College Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

We are delighted to announce the release of St Leonard’s College Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). To access the document, kindly click here.

The RAP was collaboratively developed by the working group listed in the document, in close consultation with respected Bunurong elder Adam Magennis, Yorta Yorta Boonwurrung man Jamil Tye, and other knowledgeable educators who have previously crafted successful RAPs.

Our RAP outlines a clear roadmap for advancing reconciliation and encompasses the following fundamental aspects:

  1. Cultivating respectful relationships with First Nations Peoples in our educational settings and throughout the broader College community.
  2. Demonstrating sincere acknowledgement and profound respect for the ancient culture by authentically integrating it into our classrooms and community.
  3. Identifying and seizing opportunities for collective involvement in the ongoing development of reconciliation within the College and the wider community.

Please note that the initial draft of the RAP was submitted to Narragunnawali Reconciliation in Education in the fourth term of 2022 and received approval on 1 December 2022. The submitted draft provides more detailed descriptions of specific actions and the individuals responsible for their completion.

National Reconciliation Week commences tomorrow, 27 May, and we are undertaking numerous activities with our students throughout the week to deepen their awareness and understanding of the history and culture of our First Nations Peoples. Today is National Sorry Day, which we marked with our Having a Yarn First Nations Awareness Breakfast. We chose this fitting occasion to launch the RAP to our College community.

We actively encourage feedback on our RAP, as it is a living document that will be reviewed and updated annually to reflect the progress made within the College.

We extend our gratitude for your unwavering support in promoting reconciliation and working towards improved outcomes for all First Nations Peoples.