Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Acknowlegement of Country

Brisbane Catholic Education acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which our school communities and offices stand. We recognise and honour the unique position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as Australia’s First Peoples who have had a spiritual and sacred relationship with this land for thousands of years. We respect the diversity of our First Nation’s Peoples: their histories, cultures, knowledges and continuing deep spiritual connection to the land, seas and waterways. We acknowledge and pay our respects to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues who continue their work and dedication to Brisbane Catholic Education's vision and mission for Reconciliation.

We respectfully acknowledge all Elders past, present and emerging and thank them for their wisdom, sharing of knowledge and guidance as we look toward a united future for our younger generations. We recognise the importance of listening to the voices of our First Nations People and continue to walk together in unity toward genuine Reconciliation across Brisbane Catholic Education’s community of schools: connecting hearts, minds and spirits.

Vision Statement

Brisbane Catholic Education aims to establish a rich cultural environment, quality teaching, effective school leadership, strong community partnerships and high expectations to achieve successful outcomes for each Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student across our community of schools.

We believe that every learner is created in the image and likeness of God and inspired by the Spirit. We recognise and celebrate the unique giftedness that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and families contribute to the unique context of each school.

(Molum Sabe Strategy 2017-2020)

Education has the transformative power to change society and bring about intergenerational change for our whole nation. By striving toward Reconciliation we create a deep sense of identity and place of belonging that is valued across our whole school communities.


Related Links

Archdiocese of Brisbane Catholic Education Council - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Statement

Molum Sabe (The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy 2017-2020)

School Directory – Location of Schools

Future Teachers Mentoring Program

Scholarship Opportunities – Future Teachers


Contact Details

North

Education Officer – Engagement - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education – (07) 3490 1744

Education Officer – Curriculum - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education – (07) 3490 1746

Participation Officer – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education – (07) 3490 1744

South

Education Officer – Engagement - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education – (07) 3440 9737

Education Officer – Curriculum - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education – (07) 3440 7945

Participation Officer – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education – (07) 3440 7938