The offices of Catholic Education Western Australia officially launched their inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at the first staff collaborative day for 2016, with special guests joining them to mark the occasion.
Noongar Elder and 2015 Western Australian of the Year Dr Robert Isaacs began the meeting with a Welcome to Country, and State Minister for Education and Aboriginal Affairs, Peter Collier, Fred Chaney AO, and CEWA Executive Director Tim McDonald spoke about the importance of the RAP and of education for the reconciliation process.
The launch was followed by a flag raising ceremony outside, with Australian, Aboriginal and Western Australian flags hoisted for the first time on new flagpoles at the Catholic Education Centre in Leederville.
The full RAP document is now available to read online, and videos from Fred Chaney’s address to staff can be found on the CEWA YouTube channel.
Fred Chaney AO, Noongar Elder
Dr Robert Isaacs, State
Minister for Education and Aboriginal Affairs, Peter Collier
and CEWA Executive Director Tim McDonald