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'Wominjeka keembarne'

You are welcome here


‘Wominjeka Keembarne’ 

You are welcome here 

When you enter our school you are welcome, we arrive at locations frequently but when you arrive at 

St Robert’s, Newtown, our community is here to embrace you and partner with you. 


We partner with our current and emerging elders, we actively seek to continue the conversation of Reconciliation and understanding.

We partner with our families, to formally educate students, families are our students' first educators. 

We partner with our students, educators at St Robert’s provide opportunities for learning but our students are responsible for their learning. 


As a community we acknowledge our students and their heritage as Aboriginal people; 

Oscar - Gunditjmara

Sadie - Gunditjmara


Our students' totem is the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo. 

The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo is known as ‘Willan’ or ‘Kappatj’ in the Dhauwurd Wurrung language of the Gunditjmara. It is an important animal for the Gunditjmara people

*Information is taken from

Our MACS Horizon of Hope document recognises all members of a Catholic school community are learners who:

  • honour the sacred dignity of each person, believing that everyone can experience success and be supported to see their lives as being shaped by the God who is at work in all of creation

  • search for truth, continuously critiquing, questioning, inquiring, imagining and re-imagining themselves and their world in an ongoing engagement with Catholic beliefs and practices

  • embrace difference and diversity as the context for dialogue, engagement and a deeper understanding of self, others and God

  • build a culture of learning together through collaboration, partnerships and life-giving relationships which enable all to flourish

  • engage with the deep questions of life, constantly opening up spaces of meaning which engage Catholic faith with what matters most in the minds and hearts of the students

  • honour equitable access and opportunity for all, with a particular commitment to those most in need

  • commit to achieving the highest standards possible based on reflective practice, using data, research and evidence to ensure progress and growth in learning

  • make a difference in the world, inspired by the Gospel and led by the Holy Spirit to grow in virtue and act for justice and the common good.


St Robert’s, Newtown, acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land on which our school is built, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past, present and emerging.

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