Thornbury High School is committed to developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
What is a RAP? Our RAP will aim to support our school community in further developing an educational environment that fosters high levels of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories cultures and contributions. Through our RAP, we will commit to strengthening relationships, respect and opportunities in the classroom, around the school and with the broader community.
Why do we need one? An RAP is a demonstration of our schools commitment to thinking about reconciliation and continuing to make positive changes.
How do we develop a RAP? The process is flexible and tailored to meet the needs of our school and our local community. Developing our RAP is a long-term commitment that will require ongoing consideration and collaborative effort. Within our community, there is unique knowledge and valuable experience that we would love to see reflected in the actions that we commit to in our RAP.
How do I get involved? If you would like to be involved in the development or implementation of our RAP, including being part of the RAP Working Group, please express your interest here. To learn more about Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali program and RAP development process, you may also like to visit: www.reconciliation.org.au/narragunnawali. RAPs from others schools can be viewed here, and you can hear from a principal, teachers, staff and students of one school talking about the process here.
The first step in this process is to form a diverse Working Group made up of staff, students, parents and community members. This group will drive the development and implementation of the RAP. Once we have a Working Group formed, it will be up to the members of that group to decide how often to meet and for how long.
Contact Elspeth Blunt (email@example.com) for more details.