Kingsford Smith School

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

Reconciliation is an essential part of the values of Kingsford Smith School.  Harmony is about not just acceptance but embracing diversity within our community. Excellence is about ensuring that we produce the best possible outcomes for all our students. Respect means that no matter who we are that we treat all members of our community in a way that makes them feel valued and welcome. Optimism is that we see positive and affirming solutions to challenges that face us all.

We believe that strongly that our school values are in line with the values that will help us take the necessary steps to building reconciliation together. Building a reconciled community and country means we take collective responsibility for the past, honour those in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and plan for a positive future for all.

Our school strives to take part in as many programs both in school and externally that promote reconciliation, we do our best to make positive decisions alongside out local community in recognising challenges that have been faced and continue to be faced. We will continue to make a more reconciled community when we have a pervasive model of understanding the strengths, cultures and histories of the tens of thousands of years of Australian First Peoples.

We have a responsibility not just to our students but to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and members of our community in order to improve this understanding both on a local level and nationwide level. 

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Type
School
State/Territory
ACT
Duration
June 2019 to June 2020
Actions
Action
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children View
My Time, Our Place (School Age Care) View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Representation on Committees View
Elders and Traditional Owners Share Histories and Cultures View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Reconciliation Projects View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Build Relationships with Community View
Cultural Competence for Students and Children View
Family and Community Room View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Teach about Days of National Significance View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures View
Celebrate Days of National Significance View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Physical Acknowledgement of Country View
Take Action Against Racism View
RAP Launch View
Embed Cross-curriculum Priority - School Specific View
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
RAP Budget Allocation View
National Quality Standard - Early Learning Specific View
Reconciliation Awards View
Local Sites, Events and Excursions View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owned Businesses View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages View
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