KU Petersham Preschool


KU Petersham Preschool's vision for reconciliation is to continue a process where we try to understand the past and how it impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our community today. We are committed to finding connections with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, including Aboriginal peak bodies, in ways which are led by these people/groups to guide our thinking about how we can best respond to ideas and needs and to learn and grow as a preschool community.

Working to understand white privilege and how this impacts on the lens of decision makers is important to ensure our Preschool is a place free of judgement. In our everyday practice, we have the opportunity to reach children and their families, creating opportunities for our changing attitudes and values to ripple outwards.

Mutual respect can only be achieved when the Preschool demonstrates a willingness to change and learn, understanding that all people are unique and valuable. We appreciate that intergenerational trauma may be a lived experience for members of our educational community, and that it can impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ sense of identity and well-being. As such, we need to learn more about this so that we can better reflect on and strengthen our practices.  

Early learning service
August 2019 to August 2020
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Build Relationships with Community View