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2020 NAIDOC WEEK
NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the diverse cultures First Nations peoples within Australia. The theme for 2020 is Always Was, Always Will Be. While full celebrations have been postponed to 8 November 2020, St Josephs Cathedral will Live Stream a NAIDOC Week Mass, in honour of the week at the original time To view Click here.
For further infomation on NAIDOC Week and the honour behind this years theme please visit the NAIDOC site - Click here
The Indigenous program at St Brendan’s College is underpinned by the four touchstones of the EREA Charter: Gospel spirituality, liberating Education, Justice and Solidarity and Inclusive Community.
The program seeks to offer Indigenous students the opportunity to reach their full potential, whilst enabling them to develop and build upon their own individual cultural knowledge and understanding. By doing so, St Brendan’s College aims to be an agent of reconciliation whilst seeking to close the gap for Indigenous outcomes. It is hoped that when an Indigenous student chooses to embark on the journey of secondary education at the college, they will find a home away from home in an environment of inclusivity, mutual respect and high expectation. It is for this reason that the community of St Brendan’s works strongly to uphold the dignity of each and every individual and enable them to navigate their own path to success at the College and beyond.
St Brendan’s provides a team of dedicated staff to support Indigenous students through their time at the College. ‘The Indigenous Education Team’, headed up by the Director of Indigenous Education, enables students to access cultural programs and opportunities, as well as educational services. The team also provides a friendly face and pastoral support through the dedicated Indigenous education space. Through services such as these, we work to ensure Indigenous students experience St Brendan’s College as a place of cultural safety and encouragement.
Please review the St Brendan's College Reconciliation Action Plan, and the College's vision for reconciliation: fostering a mutual respect between Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people entrenched in the values and morals of a Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition.
St Brendan's College Reconciliation Action Plan is currently under review.