Our Catholic College

Reconciliation Action Plan

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which The Cathedral College stands – the Dharumbal people – and recognise their ongoing spiritual closeness to the land.

Our RAP

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was developed in response to a commitment by the College Board to develop a College RAP.  This interest stemmed from a desire to formalise the College’s present commitment to reconciliation and ensure a long-term vision and plan of action were in place for the future.  Our RAP was launched at a College Assembly during National Reconciliation Week 2014.

RAP launch

Our vision for reconciliation

The Cathedral College has a vision for reconciliation that enables the whole College community to truly “Come live life in all its fullness” John 10:10.  Our vision is that the spirit of reconciliation at TCC will enable all students, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, to achieve their potential in the tradition of the founders of the College, Edmund Rice and Catherine McAuley.  This will result in the engagement of the hearts and minds of each person whose dignity as a member of our diverse community we honour in all areas: academic, emotional, social, cultural, spiritual and sporting.

Our curriculum, support structures and environment will show a commitment to an understanding of local and other Queensland and Australian cultures.

We aim to provide an environment in which all members of the community show respect to the traditions and richness of this land and where justice is visible and lived.