“Catholic Schools are committed to the creation of communities characterised by acceptance, security, justice, happiness and an environment of growth” (Diocesan Vision Statement). At St. Patrick’s Lochinvar we believe that Indigenous cultures should be recognised, appreciated and celebrated to allow for an education of both historical and contemporary issues.
At St. Patrick's we provide opportunities for members of the school community to enhance their appreciation and knowledge of Aboriginal Australia and Aboriginal spirituality. We support Indigenous students through their education and assist them in developing their full potential. We strive to identify, appreciate and respect Aboriginal families in the community and actively involve them in the education of students and school activities.
This area is located within the boundary area of the Wonnarua Aboriginal language group represented by the Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council and Lower Wonnarua Tribal Council.
Little is known of the Lochinvar area historically. The NSW Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) Aboriginal Information Management System has registered 27 Aboriginal sites within 5km of Lochinvar. The sites are a combination of open camp sites, isolated finds and one grinding groove at Greta.