Cultural Understanding and Safety

William Ruthven Primary School ensures that its staff provide a cultural safe and inclusive learning and playing environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Sonja Foster (Koori Engagement Support Officer) and her team provided Cultural Understanding and Safety Training to staff. The training involved deepening teachers’ understanding of indigenous culture, the importance of equity and inclusion in educational practice, and what schools can do to provide a culturally safe learning environment for Koori students.

See: Cultural safety for aboriginal children (Tip sheet)