Padua College

'Now More Than Ever' reminds us that no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will and must continue. May 26 is National Sorry Day. National Sorry Day is a special day that occurs in Australia every year. It is a day of remembrance and commemoration that highlights the impact of past policies of forcible removal on the Stolen Generations.


In Respect

We come together on Yorta Yorta land. We acknowledge and pay respect to the original and ongoing custodians of the land upon which Notre Dame College is now situated. We are blessed to meet, pray and learn alongside the Yorta Yorta peoples, their nation, their eight tribal clans and their sixteen family groups. Notre Dame College commits to working actively for healing, reconciliation, and justice. In doing so we acknowledge the pain and suffering of all who have been hurt in body, mind and spirit by those who have betrayed the trust placed in them. May we all stand tall, stand firm, grounded in the truth. Take responsibility in our land, our mountains and waterways and respect all that we seek, all we see and all that we respond to, together as one.