Aspley State School acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which the school stands, recognising and honouring the unique position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as Australia's First Peoples. The school community respects the diversity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: their histories, cultures, knowledges and continuing deep spiritual connection to the land, seas and waterways.
We respectfully acknowledge all Elders past, present and emerging who guide us with their knowledge, memories, traditions and culture, and help us to achieve the best educational, wellbeing and life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and students. The Queensland Department of Education has a shared vision for every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student to be supported in their learning, experience academic success and feel a sense of belonging and connection to culture in their school community and classrooms.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority provides an opportunity for all young Australians to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, knowledge traditions and holistic world views. This knowledge and understanding of, and connection with, the world's oldest continuous living cultures will help learners to participate in the ongoing development of Australia as a nation.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures priority was developed around the three key concepts of Country/Place, Peoples and Cultures. Each concept contains three organising ideas that provide a scaffold for developing related knowledge, understanding and skills. These are embedded in each learning area according to its relevance to the organising ideas. An organising idea may draw on content from more than one learning area. Taken as a set, the organising ideas provide a coherent framework for the priority.