Victorian Aboriginal people are acknowledged as Australia's first nations peoples and the custodians of the land and waterways upon which we depend.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and pay respect to the ongoing living cultures of First Peoples. We recognise their deep connections to the places where we do our work for continuous school improvement.
Aboriginal culture is founded on a strong social, cultural and spiritual order that has sustained more than 70,000 years of existence. Victorian Aboriginal communities and peoples are culturally diverse, with rich and varied heritages and histories.
Aboriginal cultural heritage and the ongoing contribution of Aboriginal people and communities to culture and society is acknowledged as a source of strength and pride to enrich the whole Victorian community.
We continue to learn from the vibrant and innovative knowledge systems of First Peoples, and the depth of their teaching, learning and education practice. We observe their resilience through times of change and find ways to promote this through our work.
We understand that each of us has a role in supporting each other to respectfully walk and work together.