Teach For Australia would like to acknowledge the many Traditional Custodians of the lands throughout Australia. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Australia’s first peoples.
As the oldest living civilisation in the world, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the original custodians of education, leadership and knowledge transfer, from whom we still have so much to learn.
Teach for Australia believes that reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples is critical to achieving our vision of an excellent education for all Australians. We believe our young peoples are our future. We believe in their unlimited potential, and that we must work together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, their families, communities, schools and systems to ensure that future is as bright as possible. As educators across the nation, we see daily the many large and small ways that the potential of our young peoples is constrained – and this is particularly true for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. We must better partner with and learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to together address these barriers and unleash their potential.
Therefore, commitment to and vision for reconciliation requires us to:
You can read the first stage of our Reconciliation Action Plan (Reflect RAP) here
Learn the story behind out RAP artwork
Read an open letter on equity and TFA’s commitment, from our CEO
Explore Narragunnawali: an important resource for Reconciliation in education