St Finbar's Primary School is committed to the ongoing education and awareness of the Indigenous people of Australia. We as a school aim to have all parts of students learning embedded with Indigenous Australian knowledge, past, present and future. We want the students of today to grow up with respect and understanding of what land they are on and understand the diversity and cultural differences they have in the country they reside on.
FIRE Carriers seeks to keep the Reconciliation flame alight in schools.
As a school and a community that acknowledges that our school is on Boon wurrung land, the FIRE Carrier program allows us to demonstrate our support and encouragement for Indigenous Australians through word and action, not only those in our local community, but also to all Indigenous Australian communities.
The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities for our school and community to develop awareness and understanding of Indigenous culture. Through this, we foster and encourage the development of relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous schools, the local and the wider community.
Throughout the year our FIRE Carriers will:
Wingaru Kids Education
A leading Aboriginal education company, Wingaru develops and delivers programs and resources to support schools and teachers in the classroom, as well as increasing cultural competency in the workplace. An Aboriginal-owned-and-operated organisation, their mission is to change the narrative around the issues impacting Indigenous communities via greater understanding and shared knowledge for the wider community.
St Finbar's RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan, Narragunnawali)
“Our school/early learning service is proud to be developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to strengthen relationships, respect and opportunities in the classroom, around the school and with the community.