Colac south west primary school
Marrung (pronounced MA-roong) is the Department of Education and Training’s (the Department) Aboriginal Education Plan for 2016-2026. Marrung articulates the importance of all educational settings creating inclusive and respectful environments. The principles of Marrung promote lifelong learning for Koorie Victorians and describe the responsibility of all educators to lead this work. Culturally safe schools respect and honor the long-standing history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians as part of our shared national story and identity.
In 2018, staff at Colac south West PS participated in the Department of Education and Training Cultural Understanding and Safety Training (CUST), which provided us with an insight to Aboriginal culture and furthered our understanding about local indigenous communities.
In further developing this understanding our school:
* Formally participates in NAIDOC and Reconciliation week activities.
* Plans our curriculum within core curriculum areas and Inquiry to provide opportunities for students to learn about the history, cultural wealth and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.
* Fly’s the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags and has an Acknowledgement of Country at school assemblies and other major school events.
Acknowledgement Of Country
We pay respect to their elders, past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, traditions, cultures and hopes of Aboriginal Australia.