Our Lady of Lourdes is strongly committed to Aboriginal education and we believe that it is everybody’s business.
Our school is proud of the many opportunities provided to all students to increase cultural knowledge of and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Aboriginal cultures, peoples and issues are embedded from K-6 across all Key Learning Areas. The Aboriginal Education and Classroom Teachers work collaboratively in this endeavour.
Our school is guided by the CSO Aboriginal Education Policy that guides our direction in the area of Aboriginal Education.
We have many opportunities for Aboriginal students at Our Lady of Lourdes.
The Aboriginal Education Teacher works alongside Classroom Teachers to provide intensive literacy and numeracy support to Aboriginal students where needed and in the development of Personalised Learning Plans.
Our Aboriginal Education Teacher works in all classrooms to deliver Aboriginal perspectives in lessons across all Key Learning Areas.
Our school runs a regular cultural program for Aboriginal students called Culture Yarns. This program aims to increase students’ knowledge of and pride in their Indigenous identity. Students in this program have the opportunity to hear from local members of the Aboriginal community and learn about Aboriginal cultures, both traditional and contemporary.
Our Lady of Lourdes includes an Acknowledgement of Country or Welcome to Country at morning and weekly assemblies and other school functions. We also celebrate and commemorate significant Aboriginal dates and events including Harmony Week, Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week.