8 Deadly Ways to Lead Staff PD

In 2020, St Paul’s Catholic College Booragul launched a Reconciliation Action Plan through the Narragunnawali platform.

Our ‘8 Deadly Ways to Lead’ PD day came from an overwhelming response from our staff for a day to explore their cultural understanding and to connect with community.

It is through this engagement with the ways of Aboriginal peoples and places that we can forge strong, productive relationships with both our Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. This work is an act of reconciliation more than anything else. One of the highlights was a Welcome to Country from Uncle Bill Smith. Having families present on the day was truly a blessing, and the Aboriginal leadership team finding their voice in a special Q & A with staff cemented this PD day in being called the ‘best PD day EVER’.

Story contributed by Astro Stewart from St Paul's Catholic College Booragul. Published in 2021.