An Acknowledgement of Country is spoken at the beginning of each day as part of our students ‘Morning Gatherings’ and routines as a class. It is also spoken at the beginning of the week when the staff gather, at whole school assemblies and other times when we gather together.
We take a moment to appreciate the 80,000 year history of this country. We take a moment to honour the fact that Aboriginal People cared for and protected this land we now call home since the dreaming. Their connections to the earth, animals, seas and waterways is a part of their being.
To the Yalukit-Willam people of the Boon-wurrung Country who are the traditional owners of the land known as Newport, thank you for having us here today. We also extend our respects to all elders across all Aboriginal nations and language groups.