Catholic Education in the Diocese of Wollongong (CEDoW) is committed to working in partnership with families and community in welcoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and supporting them to strive to reach their full potential and to embrace their culture and identity.
Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong recognises that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the first Australians and have one of the longest continuous cultures in human history. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands upon which our Catholic schools are built – the Aboriginal people of the Dharawal, Tharawal, Gundungurra and Yuin nations.
We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their Elders past, present and emerging, and commit to just recognition and reconciliation in our common home of Australia.
Our Catholic schools' commitment to acknowledgement, inclusion and reconciliation has contributed to the rapid growth in enrolments from students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, with numbers more than tripling in the past ten years.
Click on the links below for more information and resources on CEDoW's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.
Catholic Education Diocese of Wollongong is enriched by the significant presence and influence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life and cultures. We acknowledge this in our CEDoW logo – the circle of dots represents the meeting place where people gather to grow in faith and learning, as they share wisdom stories with Elders.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Officer
Strategic Planning & Policy
Office of the Director
Ph: (02) 4253 0844