Honouring and connecting to culture

Holy Rosary school community works in collaboration with the community to build strong kids, strong hearts and strong connections with respect to the traditional owners of the land our school is built upon: the Nyikina people, as well as the many other Aboriginal peoples who have moved here or who were forced to move here. We pay respects to the Nyikina, Warrwa, Bardi, Djawi, Worrorra and other peoples living in our community, and to Elders past, present and future.

Holy Rosary Derby has a strong history of both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children learning together and strives to be a model for reconciliation with the traditional owners of this country. 

We strive to foster in all our students a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions to the nation. We strongly support the Uluru Statement from the Heart . By acknowledging both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal contributions to our nation’s history, we aim to cultivate in all our students knowledge of a history in which we can all be proud.