At its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians. Parafield Gardens High School is in the process of developing its own Reconciliation Action Plan.
Reconciliation is an ongoing journey that reminds us that while generations of Australians have fought hard for meaningful change, future gains are likely to take just as much, if not more, effort. Our vision of reconciliation is based and measured on five dimensions: historical acceptance; race relations; equality and equity; institutional integrity and unity.
These five dimensions do not exist in isolation, but are interrelated. Reconciliation cannot be seen as a single issue or agenda; the contemporary definition of reconciliation must weave all of these threads together.
The vision of the Reconciliation Action Plan at Parafield Gardens High School is "Staff and students will come together to acknowledge the past, move together towards shared respect and equity, promote indigenous skills, culture and knowledge and create opportunities for aboriginal learners to be valued by building and strengthening relationships with community and valuing our Aboriginal learners.
Our committee is staffed by teachers passionate about the Reconciliation process but seeking input from our community