The Berry Street School acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands, skies, and waterways across Australia. We pay our deepest respects to Elders resting in the dreamtime, and to the Elders of today, who will continue to care, protect and nurture Traditional Lands that we gather on to learn and connect.
Berry Street has learnt that connection to Countries, cultures and communities facilitates pride in identity, resilience and healing. We also acknowledge the diversity present in each community and between communities. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to connect to their heritages, languages, storytelling, dreaming and songlines.
The Berry Street School acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures date back 60,000 years and that sovereignty has never been ceded. We recognise that we operate on stolen land and recognise the impact invasion and colonisation has had and continues to have on people, land, seas and skies. We will remain committed to ensuring that all staff and students understand our true history as an organisation and nation.
It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.