A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a formal statement of commitment to reconciliation. You can take the Schools Reconciliation Challenge further by evaluating reconciliation in your school and developing your own road map to Reconciliation. Reconciliation Australia provides the Narragunnawali platform to schools as a free resource to support the development, implementation and management of Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs). Click here to find out how to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan for your school.
Use this checklist to assess your schools approach to reconciliation and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. What things is your school currently doing?
Racism has serious negative physical and psychological consequences for the people who experience it, and for wider society. Understanding racism is an essential first step in overcoming it. Schools can take action to counter racism by building awareness of racism, its impacts, and how to respond effectively to racism.
There are a number of significant events that your school can engage with each year. Listed below are five examples which commemorate or celebrate the histories and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Which events have you held activities for at your school?
Plan your year here.
There are many things that schools can do to build awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, and contributions, and to support the implementation of reconciliation initiatives. Here are a few ideas:
Get a discussion happening in your school. Check out the list of 39 possible RAP actions here that relates to relationships, respect and opportunities, as they play out in the classroom, around the school community.