To address community sentiment and advance our Schools contribution to reconciliation with Australia’s First Nations peoples, EFPS is developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
In 2021 a RAP working group, including parents, teachers and board members, was formed. This group, with support from the school board, is currently developing our first RAP using the Narragunnawali framework developed by Reconciliation Australia.
As part of the RAP development a vision workshop was held in November 2021. The event was a success! Students, teachers, parents and community members lead thoughtful and meaningful discussions on what reconciliation means in the context of our school community and EFPS’s vision for reconciliation came to life.
Watch this space!
The working group is hoping to have our RAP approved in the coming months and has some community events and activities planned.
EFPS RAP Vision Statement
Our school commits to opening our hearts to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,
Opening our ears to understand each other’s life stories,
Opening our eyes to the ongoing legacy of past wrongs,
Opening our arms to embrace our similarities and differences,
Opening our mouths to acknowledge the Whadjuk Noongar- the strength of their culture and traditional ownership of this land
Raising our hands to call out injustice,
And walking together on this journey towards reconciliation.
Kolbang, Go Forward.