Nagle College acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of this land on which we learn, the Gunaikurnai people, and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.

Nagle College is committed to creating an environment which respects, recognises and celebrates our local Koorie traditions and culture. Our partnership with our local Koorie community helps increase our students’ cultural awareness.

    Community Partnerships

    Our Graduation and Reconciliation cloak is a sacred treasure bound by many hands including the Bush Tucker students, Class of 2010, Koorie students and friends, Nagle College staff, Koorie community and the Elders. Each year this cloak is awarded to a graduating Koorie student who demonstrates leadership qualities.

      Our Bush Tucker class takes part in a number of community-led activities, such as Welcome Baby to Country possum cloak making, emu egg carvings and boomerang designs. Students also take part in excursions to the East Gippsland Art Gallery, Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place, and GEGAC, to name a few.

        In 2014, after consultation with the Gunaikurnai Elders, our 350 year old Forest Red Gum tree was named Bunjil Balook – meaning wise old man – by Aunty Doris Paton. This Forest Red Gum plays an integral role in Nagle’s Bushtucker class as it is the first stop on the Bushtucker trail. Additionally, for more than a decade Nagle’s Year 9 Eco Warriors have been propagating the seeds, giving a seedling to each graduating student and distributing them at local events such as Open Night and Field Days.