Connection to Country

Millowl is the Bunurong name for Phillip Island. It is part of the Country recognised as being the traditional land and waters of the Bunurong People and is steeped in cultural history dating back tens of thousands of years. 

Phillip Island was part of the homelands of the Yalluk Bulluk clan of the Bunurong People people for many thousands of years before European exploration of the area began. The Bunurong People were members of the Kulin nation of Aboriginal people. The Bunurong People called the island "Millowl".

*This information is cited from the Phillip Island and District Historical Society website.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land the Bunurong people of the Kulin nation, who walked upon and cared for the lands upon which we are located and we acknowledge the continued deep spiritual attachment and relationship of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to this country. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

*Image painted for OLSS by Bunurong woman Auntie Heather Kennedy

At Our Lady Star of the Sea, we hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of our school. Our commitment is drawn from, and inherent to, the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, with love, justice and the sanctity of each human person at the heart of the gospel.

Our Lady Star of the Sea upholds the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to a culturally safe and inclusive education, with high expectations for every child.

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