The Sustainable Schools Network acknowledge and pay respects to the Yugambeh, Koombumerrii and Bundjalung people, past, present and future, of the Gold Coast region. We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other diverse regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to our community.


The SSN understand the importance of the cross curriculum priority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture complementing that of sustainability. We recognise that the SSN's foundations on the Gold Coast is a special part of Yugambeh country. Tallebudgera, the location of our headquarters, is a vital place for bush food harvesting, hunting and fishing and we acknowledge that the word Tallebudgera is an aboriginal word meaning 'good fish'. 

The SSN recognise the strong connections of Indigenous people to the country of their ancestors. We value all that Indigenous elders past, present and emerging have to teach us about how to live sustainably and we recognise Indigenous people are the true custodians of the land upon which we meet.