From the First Dawn and the time of creation, Aboriginal people have existed on Country in a respectful custodianship of the land and waterways. This is the way it has always been and the way it will always be, it is our responsibility to be the caretakers of Country just as our ancestors have done. The large U-shapes that gather around the central circle represent the staff and teachers of the school. Their life journeys are represented through the sky country in a map of their connecting experiences, they bring these experiences and life knowledge to the Gathering Circle which represents the school. The U-shapes are the knowledge holders, they are the Elders, the teachers – they meet around the Gathering Circle keeping their students safe; the students are signified by the inner circle. The four corners that lead towards the inner circle signify the students journeys across Country to their place of learning, their place of knowledge – the school. The outer layers of the circle represent the layers of Country, the waterways, the mountains, the valleys and the bushland. The connecting circles in the outer ring of the circle represents the school community and their ongoing connection to Wurundjeri Country.
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