Gleeson College Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Gleeson College Kaurna yartangka yuwanthi

Gleeson College stands on Kaurna land

Acknowledgement of Country

Gleeson College recognises the rich cultural heritage of the First Nations people and respects their ongoing deep spiritual connection with the land. We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the Custodians of the Land upon which our College is situated, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

We strive to build our knowledge and understanding of First Nations cultures and work together, WITH ONE HEART, to achieve a future characterised by unity and respect, with equality, equity and justice for all Australians.

Our Vision for Reconciliation

Our Vision for Reconciliation begins with our acknowledgement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the beautiful lands throughout Australia.

Gleeson College is a Co-Educational Catholic Secondary College (Year 7-12), which sits on Kaurna lands in Golden Grove, northeast of Adelaide. We are a faith-filled community who aspire to a reconciled Australia where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and given equal and equitable opportunities to achieve success.

With One Heart, we proudly recognise and celebrate Australia's First Nations peoples' heritage and cultures, and are committed to work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to increase knowledge and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures to help reduce prejudice and strengthen unity.

We are life-long learners, who are passionate about the need to engage in vibrant learning experiences, which deepen our understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our shared history, grounded in truth. We aspire to the healing of our national soul and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to be fully valued, with respectful relationships fostered and social equity and equality are championed.