Embracing Aboriginal history and culture
Mount Clear College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live, learn and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People and recognise their continuing connection to the land and waterways, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, we extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People within our college community.
Mount Clear College embraces Aboriginal history and culture, celebrating important calendar events such as National Close the Gap Day, Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC week. Our Indigenous families are invited and encouraged to contribute to, and participate in, these events. A strong focus at Mount Clear College is to successfully and effectively deliver Koorie education within the school, consistent with the Marrung-Aboriginal Education Plan 2016-2026.
Our College is proud to recognise and fly the Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islander flags alongside the Australian flag, at the entrance to our College. Acknowledgment to Country occur regularly at school events.
As a community we seek and create opportunities, celebrate the strength and the potential of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and our students becoming emerging young leaders within the First Nations Peoples.
Mount Clear College is currently beginning a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) through Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali program, which supports all schools and early learning services in Australia to foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
Our vision is for the College is to have a fully inclusive Koorie education program, engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and embedding Koorie education across our whole school. We aim to continue working in partnership so that students, families, staff and the wider community have a voice.