At Mount Morgan Central State School it is our belief that as educators, we must provide inclusive education that recognises that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are diverse in cultural practices and language.
Our philosophy surrounding this provides sets of ideas, principles, and agreements for providing quality and engaging learning environments for learners. We consider our approach and definition of indigenous perspectives to consider holistic approaches to teaching and learning: working not only with students, but families and community members, in turn improving success rates and achievement for all our students.
Examples of our commitment to this approach are the Indigenous Steering Committee at Mount Morgan Primary formed in 2007. This group consists of staff and school community members. The focus is to support and maintain indigenous culture in the school environment. We are active participants in the IESS (Indigenous Education Support Structures), and during NAIDOC week celebrated the survival of Indigenous culture and the contributions of Indigenous peoples to modern Australia by dedicating an indigenous garden to the traditional land owners in a ceremony involving town, primary and high school communities and there is a plaque in this area stating ‘We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land’, a future reminder of this commitment.