Hampton Primary School acknowledges the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our school is situated and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
We commit to build a community environment that recognises, celebrates and embraces the proud histories, cultures and contributions of Australia’s First Peoples. We aim to learn, educate, inspire and provide opportunities for all members of our community to contribute to reconciliation as we work together towards a future of mutual respect and understanding.
Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) team
At Hampton Primary School, our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) team consists of passionate teachers and parents. The team meets quarterly to develop and deliver key actions that build respect, relationships and opportunities in the classroom, around the school and with the community. We always welcome new members. To register your interest in joining the RAP team, please email email@example.com
Merindah Gunya Artwork
Hampton Primary School’s RAP team had the opportunity to commission an art piece which will be used for a sports uniform design. We were really excited to collaborate with Indigenous artist, proud Kirrae and Peek Whurrong woman and past student of Hampton Primary, Bayley Mifsud. Bayley works under the name Merindah Gunya, a name given to her by her Elders.
Artist statement: This artwork represents Hampton Primary School and the strong community it has built over the past 100+ years.
There are multiple meeting places with people around them, symbolic of schools’ different classrooms where the students go to learn.
There are animal tracks throughout which represent the connection to the beautiful Bunurong country that the school is on. There is water also because being seaside is a strong part of the stories of the Bunurong people and their Elders.
Hampton Primary School acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land that they are on and this artwork is a representation of their commitment to reconciliation with Australia’s First Peoples.
Traditional Owner organisation that represents the Bunurong people of the South-Eastern Kulin Nation
Bayside City Council’s commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community