First Nations Culture at Campbell
Today we acknowledge the Ngunnawal people and their traditional ownership of the land upon which we learn, live and play. We recognise the rich ancestry of our First Peoples and reflect on how this enriches all of us. We pledge for Reconciliation and the continued friendship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and families in our beautiful school and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future, who have guided our Indigenous communities and the younger generations for millennia. And we promise to make this school a safe place free of racial inequality, where all students can be free to pursue their dreams.
The Warrumbul Centre, An alternative learning space:
Campbell High School acknowledges the richness and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia and in our school. We are situated on Ngunnawal Country, nestled at the base of Mt Ainslie, an important Women’s Site for the Ngunnawal People.
Our Warrumbul Centre and attached refurbished quad is a gathering place for students and staff. Designed deliberately to allow for a deeper enrichment and connection to Country and Culture.
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
Cultural integrity at Campbell is embedded as part of our RAP. This evolving document informs our approach and is intended to improve our connection to our First Nations Culture. Our RAP is centred on the philosophy of Relationships, Respect and Opportunities in the community, classroom and around the school.
Weekly Yarning circles - Students and staff come together as equals to facilitate respectful relationships, safe spaces, conversations, sharing knowledge and emotional support.
Jess Clews is our Indigenous Education Officer and supports our ongoing process of embedding the Cultural Integrity Framework within the school. Jess also provides crucial social and emotional support to our students as well as curriculum support to our staff.
Every week we share our First Nations News with our Campbell community in our Weekly Wrap, and we welcome any input and ideas from our school families.
Reconciliation Week Celebrations and NAIDOC Week are key fixed events in our school Calendar with multiple whole school events run throughout both weeks.
First Nations curriculum is embedded in the classroom across multiple subject areas. PE incorporates a Buroinjin festival at school.
Visual art work is displayed both inside the school and outside. Whole school assemblies held on Country.
First Nations Student Leadership - Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are elected and play vital roles in events and contribute to our school community by sharing Knowledge and Culture.
Our Wellbeing team works with our Indigenous students to provide leadership opportunities both inside and outside of the school.
Staff are supported and encouraged to engage in Culture and language professional learning.
Various culturally significant excursions and events are regularly available for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to participate in.