Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Students and Families

​​​​​Marymount Primary School, along with all Brisbane Catholic Education schools, respect and affirm the position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as being the original inhabitants of this country. In addressing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Alice Springs in 1986, Pope John Paul II said:

"You are Australia and Australia is part of you. And the Church herself in Australia will not be fully the Church that Jesus wants her to be until you have made your contribution to her life and until that contribution has been joyfully received by others".​


In responding to this challenge, Catholic schools in the Artchdiocese of Brisbane have an enduring commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through education, and through the encouragement of their valued involvement in the life ot the Church through our school communities. Catholic education supports the national initiatives to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through our vision to teach, challenge and transform. 

In 2017 Marymount Primary School launched a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which has been updated and rmonitored as part of the Marymount Primary RAP Committee responsibilities during the following years. ​Through this plan we aim to improve relationships, respect and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in the classroom, around the school and in the community. 

Marymount Primary RAP 2022.pdf

We are called by Pope Francis to ‘ A revolution of tenderness’ (Evangelli Gaudium (EG)(88) as our young people synthesise faith, life and culture through their learning.

Molum Sabe (The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy 2017-2020) is developed to bridge the gap in learning achievement and exceed learning expectations for each Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learner in the BCE Community of Schools. Brisbane Catholic Education’s Community of Schools believes: 

Every learner is ​created in the image and likeness of God and inspired by the Spirit, responds with passion and creativity to life. Each Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student can achieve success in life and learning when diversity is valued and shared wisdom contributes to decision-making that enriches and enlivens our world (adapted from Brisbane Catholic Education’s Learning and Teaching Framework).​


Molum Sabe Education Strategy Map 2017-2020 brochure.pdf


​The BCE Strategic Plan ​2021 - 2025 ​supports the priority of student performance, especially in literacy and numeracy, with a focus on student engagement in schooling for each Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in the BCE community of schools.​Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Brisbane have an enduring commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We support the national initiatives to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through: 


  • Leadership, quality teaching, and workforce development

  • Culture and identity

  • Quality partnerships between schools and local communities

  • Attendance

  • Transition points including pathways to post-school options

  • School readiness

  • Literacy and numeracy achievement​


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