The Berry Street School is proud to have a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which is supported by Narragunnawali. Our vision for reconciliation is a nation where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are acknowledged as the Traditional Custodians of the land, skies and waterways. We aspire to be a society where the influential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices are heard, valued, respected and accepted as an integral part of Australia’s identity.
The Berry Street School is committed to creating a reconciled learning environment that embeds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in the classroom and community. We are committed to maintaining genuine and long-lasting relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities that are local to each campus. We do this in many ways, which include inviting community members and Elders frequently to participate in the school. At some of the campuses, Aboriginal community members teach language and art classes. For significant days, students join the community in flag-raising ceremonies for Sorry Day and NAIDOC Week.