KU Lance Children's Centre

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

At KU Lance Preschool and Child Care Centre, reconciliation means individual educators undertake a learning journey to develop an understanding and awareness of Australia's true histories, and the political agendas that have resulted in the contemporary realities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Our aim is to improve our individual and collective cultural awareness. We will use new knowledge to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives within our daily program and to embed these perspectives in the curriculum, providing opportunities for children, staff and families to develop authentic relationships with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

We continue to promote a culture of respect within the centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture within our broader community.

Our philosophy and practice, support a culturally safe environment for all families, and we acknowledge each child and staff member as a unique individual who brings the complexities of their own experiences, families and cultures. We acknowledge the diverse range of cultural backgrounds within our centre, and invite all families to learn about the unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as the first and continuing cultures of Australia.

We believe a sense of place and belonging is vital for all children, we believe it is our responsibility to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as we share Australia's rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures with the children, respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures, knowledge’s, and connections to land and all living things.

We support the advocacy of Aboriginal rights and believe that it is important to teach children from a young age about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and histories so that they can speak up in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the future, and share their knowledge and understanding.

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
NSW
Duration
August 2019 to August 2020
Actions
Action
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Physical Acknowledgement of Country View
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers - School Specific View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Welcome to Country View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Cultural Competence for Students and Children View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Build Relationships with Community View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Celebrate Days of National Significance View
Inclusive Policies View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Recognise and Respect Rights View
Elders and Traditional Owners Share Histories and Cultures View
Reconciliation Projects View
Reconciliation Network View
Teach about Days of National Significance View
RAP Launch View
National Quality Standard - Early Learning Specific View
Local Sites, Events and Excursions View
Employment Strategy View
RAP Budget Allocation View
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