Tatachilla Lutheran College is committed to developing understanding, knowledge, respect, relationships and opportunities with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters. As such we have developed and implemented a College-wide Reconciliation Action Plan, that is regularly acted upon, reviewed and improved.
Acknowledgement of Country
Tatachilla Lutheran College acknowledges that this school is built on the Traditional Country of the Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, and relationship with the Land. The Land remains as always; a place of education, peace, care and nurture.
Our Vision for Reconciliation
Tatachilla Lutheran College is built on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people. It is a Christian, coeducational College with a vision for building community and enriching lives. Our community enables every person to have an experience which values self-worth, pursues excellence and serves others.
Our vision promotes a culture that honours and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our aim is to create rich and inclusive relationships and learning opportunities that deepen knowledge and understanding of the diversity within and across Australia. This is founded on our strong belief that all people, from all cultural backgrounds, have inherent worth and value.
Through open dialogue between all community members, we aspire to build relationships, respect and opportunities in the classroom, around the College and with the community. In doing this we can confidently and more knowingly stand with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters to acknowledge their Dreaming, beliefs, cultures, heritages and languages to ensure that every individual learns and respects the spiritual and ancestral history of our country.
View our Reconciliation Action Plan.
First Peoples and Place Perspectives Officer
Steed Carter is our First Peoples and Place Perspectives Officer. Steed is an Old Scholar as well as a Ngarrindjeri and Buandig man. At Tatachilla Lutheran College Steed supports our First Nations students with cultural connection and mentoring, and works with all our students and staff on First Nations cultural engagement. Steed assists with setting First Nations students up for tertiary study through his work with AISSA. Steed is also an avid basketball player and supports the College basketball team.
Kaurna Tapa Trail (EcoClassroom Sanctuary)
The EcoClassroom Sanctuary is home to the Kaurna Tapa Trail - an exploration of connection between the Kaurna people and the local plants and animals in our region. The trail can be a self guided walk with information signs around the EcoClassroom Sanctuary. This trail can also be enjoyed as an interactive tour with our First Peoples and Place Perspectives Officer or other EcoTeam members. On the trail you’ll see the towering River Red Gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), smell the wattle seed powder from the Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha), feel the plants which make traditional baskets and much more.