First Nations Support

First Nations Support

At St Augustine's College, we recognise the First Nations Peoples of Australia. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which our College is located and where we conduct our business, the Yagara peoples. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging. St Augustine's College is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to Australian society, and our College community. ​

We are dedicated to building a College environment where First Nations culture is respected and celebrated and where all students are exposed to an education that expands their understanding of First Nations' perspectives and cultures; creating aware, informed and civically responsible young people with the knowledge and understanding to enhance our Australian nation into the future. Collaboration with Elders and First Nations families and community is vital to the authentic celebration and teaching of perspectives and culture and is a key component of our College business. 

What does this look like at St Augustine's College?

  • A dedicated First Nations Support Team.
  • Acknowledgement of Country Ritual and Eagle Dance (choreographed by Derek Orem-Sandy, Yerongpan Aboriginal Dancers and Mrs Marie Ferguson).
  • Working with Community and elders; at the College, on excursions and through our camp program.
  • Year 9 and 10 Camp Cultural Immersion Experiences with Matthew Burns, Quandamooka Educator.
  • Deadly Crew and Deadly Buddies - A dedicated pastoral lesson each week for students who identify as First Nations.
  • Outside cultural programs i.e. Deadly Choices, Ngutana Lui Cultural Centre and KAMBU​, and
  • NAIDOC Week and Reconciliation Week events and activities.

First Nations Support Information Flyer.pdf