Reconciliation Action Plan
Perth College is honoured to be situated on the ancestral Lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people. We acknowledge the First Australians as the Traditional Owners of the Lands we stand on and pay respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders both past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the cultures and hopes of Australia’s First Peoples.
At Perth College, we are committed to our role in the collective journey towards reconciliation.
We strive to:
- Actively respect, value and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
- Create a strong sense of belonging, cultural identity and pride within our community
- Engage in inclusive practices and diverse relationships
The Perth College Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was approved by Narragunnawali in August 2020 and launched in December 2020. Reconciliation is beyond an idea, it is an action, and we will continue to empower our community to embrace the journey.
Our actions speak louder than words and we are currently committed to the following programs:
- Ongoing implementation of the Perth College Reconciliation Action Plan across the School according to RAP targets
- Establishment of the PC RAP Working Group and PC Junior School Aboriginal Perspectives Working Group
- Establishment of the Perth College Bush Tucker Garden in 2020
- Establishment of a dedicated meeting place, known as the Ngala Maya room
- eP!C Youth Co Dance and Drama Collective Dandjoo Midar Group
- Cultural competency training for all staff
- Art project collaborations with First Nations community members
- Ongoing support and leadership opportunities offered to Indigenous students
- Activities to acknowledge and educate students on National Reconciliation Week and National Sorry Day
- Celebration across the whole school of PC NAIDOC Week in September
- PC Out Yonder Service-Learning Project in Laverton in partnership with the Shooting Stars
- PC Orientation program to assist with the smooth transition of new students into the Senior School and Boarding House
- Partnership with the FISH Foundation (Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health) to promote indigenous First Nation storytellers to the Perth College community and Bush Tucker Garden social enterprise project
As a school community, we will continue to improve on our projects to achieve our RAP goals and are always open to extending our connections now, and into the future. If you would like to recommend any initiatives or programs we could be a part of, or to get in touch, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perth College is home to 22 Aboriginal students, known as the Djook Djinda Group or Sister Stars, who often come together at their dedicated meeting place, the Ngala Maya room.
There are a number of scholarship opportunities at Perth College for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, including the Foundation’s Wulili Scholarship, as well as Rural, General Excellence, Academic, Music and Performing Arts.
Perth College is also a partner school with not-for-profit organisation, MADALAH Limited.
MADALAH offer secondary and tertiary education scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, primarily from remote and regional communities, to WA’s leading boarding schools and Australian universities. These scholarships are administered by MADALAH on behalf of the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA).
MADALAH’s secondary scholarships provide support for Year 7 to 12 students and, as a partner school, enrolled Perth College students may be eligible. For more information, visit www.madalah.com.au.
We encourage you to apply for a MADALAH Scholarship and join our Djook Djinda Group.