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Acknowledgement of Country:
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia. We also acknowledge all the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in our community and acknowledge their deep physical and spiritual connections to their land. 
 
We come together today to learn, to share and to journey together.
 
 
Support Contact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families 
Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer
St Francis Catholic College- A Welcoming & Inclusive School:
St Francis Catholic College welcomes students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Students that identify they are from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background, are supported with access to a Aboriginal Education Assistant from the Catholic Education Office, who along with staff from the College and in conjunction with the student and family, will formulate and monitor a learning plan to support their learning and development at school.
 
St Francis Catholic College celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through various programs and cultural events such as NAIDOC Day, Sorry Day and Harmony Day. One of our College Houses is named after local Aboriginal Elder Uncle Ivan Wellington and is the red house which represents the colour of red ocre, the colour of the earth.

Diocese of Wollongong Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer Information

This is just a friendly reminder to our Parents and Carers that our School has the services of an Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer.
Sharynne Freeman has worked with Catholic Education for five years and is only too happy for Parents and Carers to contact her with queries and requests for information in the Macarthur and Southern Highland areas.

Sharynne also sends out information to Careers Advisors in our Secondary Schools for career opportunities that students can access, as well as information relevant to Primary Schools. Sharynne’s email address is Sharynne.Freeman@dow.catholic.edu.au or she can be contacted on 0409 359 041 or 02 4253 0822 between 8.00am and 3.30pm.