As a community, we should be more aware and educated about the issues and experiences that relate to our first people. Marrung is a strategy to ensure that all Koorie Victorians achieve their learning aspirations and realise the full benefits of the Education State and that we as Educators feel confident in teaching relatable content.

The school underwent Cultural Understanding and Safety training on the first day of 2019. This is a clear indication to our community that the Aboriginal perspective matters at Cranbourne Carlisle PS.

Cranbourne Carlisle PS is part of the ‘Marrung Mob’ Casey South Community of Practice, a forum for sharing best practice and highlighting Koorie education initiatives.

Dreamtime Tuesdays are a CCPS event which occur once a month. Children across the school are introduced to an Indigenous Dreamtime Story through a video or short story.

According to Indigenous culture, all life as it is today – Human, Animal, Bird and Fish, is part of one vast unchanging network of relationships, which can be traced to the great spirit ancestors of the Dreamtime. The Dreamtime continues as the “Dreaming” in the spiritual lives of Aboriginal people today. The events of the ancient era of creation are enacted in ceremonies, danced in mime form, and songs are chanted to the accompaniment of the didgeridoo or clap sticks.

Each Year level have selected an Australian animal as their Emblem (to be presented in classes with a related display to Indigenous knowledge, eg. Flags, dreamtime story about the animal).

As a sign of respect all major events at CCPS begin with an ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ or ‘Welcome to Country’ where possible.

For more information about the Marrung plan click here.

We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are gathered and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging