Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation Action Plan

Ivanhoe Grammar School’s vision is for an inclusive inter-cultural relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians based on common respect and recognition of the enduring value of First Peoples’ knowledge and cultures.

Our aims are:

    • To respectfully reflect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage in the School’s physical environment
    • To ensure that our School’s campuses are places where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people feel culturally safe and treated with dignity and respect
    • To truly engage with and learn from, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations
    • To respectfully embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and knowledge in school curricula, teaching and learning and co-curricular activities
    • To demonstrate a recognition of the truth of Australia’s colonial history by developing school curricula, teaching and learning practices and engagement activities that foster a truthful understanding of this history.

Ivanhoe Grammar School’s Reconciliation Action Plan

First Nations Scholarship Program

Ivanhoe Grammar School respects, honours and appreciates the diversity, culture and lessons that can be learned from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people. As such, we are pleased to have partnered with the Aborigines Advancement League to initiate the unique First Nations Scholarship Program.

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge and show our respect to the traditional custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We would like to pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and in addition to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of Aboriginal Australia. It is on their land that Ivanhoe Grammar School was built and as we share our knowledge, teaching and learning with the School community, may we also show our respect through the relationships we form and our own connection with this beautiful land around us.