In Reconciliation Week Damascus College is establishing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which is a formal statement of commitment to reconciliation underpinned by key themes of Relationships, Respect and Opportunities.

A RAP will assist Damascus College to foster an enabling environment that promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ empowerment. By making this commitment Damascus will be guided by a vision where our community truly values, and shows deep respect for and understanding of, the First Peoples of Australia.

Today, as a symbol of our College’s brave and committed effort to make change, we invited all students and staff to gather around the Aboriginal flag and face inward towards it. We asked that we hold our hands in the direction of the flag above our heads. This is symbolic of our central commitment as individuals, families and community on our pathway to Reconciliation, being a central focus and mission for the Damascus community moving forward.