Indigenous Education

Canterbury College is located within the traditional lands of the Yugumbeh and Turrbal peoples.

Our students travel to the College from the lands of a number of peoples including Yugarabul, Yuggera, Jagera, Turrbal, Yugambeh, Kombumerri and Quandamooka peoples.

The College proudly acknowledges the traditional owners at our important events and celebrations.

An Acknowledgement of Country is given as a sign of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the ongoing relationship of traditional owners with the land.

The College flies the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags alongside the Australian flag at the Main Administration building.

Indigenous education is incorporated within the Australian curriculum and Canterbury students participate in activities during NAIDOC Week. Traditional elders and leaders from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities participate in school activities from Kindergarten to Year 12.