My sincere thanks to Ursula DeCorrado and the SJB team for all of their work throughout my period of leave.
As educators we are continually committed to learning and improvement. One area of improvement identified by the Outer East Principal group is to develop our knowledge and understanding of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and perspectives. A group of 19 principals from the Outer East region undertook participation in an Indigenous Immersion program to Cape York with Red Earth.
As a principal group we were most privileged to enter Indigenous communities and spend time learning with and from Indigenous elders from some of the communities in Cape York. Below is an outline of some of the learnings from our trip. Whilst the itinerary below provides an outline of some of the daily activities; the deep learning, relationships, impact and spiritual development we each gained from the immersion experience is something we are all enormously grateful to our homeland hosts for.
I look forward to sharing this learning experience with our school community over time to further develop our understanding of indigenous people.
Day 1 - The Journey Begins
* Bus pick up in Cairns
* Travel up to Guurrill homeland - (6-7 hours)
* Set up Camp