Eurambie Park Child Care Centre

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

Reconciliation is about unity, respect, and developing positive relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. At Eurambie Park our philosophy is about valuing and acknowledging Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the diversity of all cultures. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Nations peoples of Australia and Custodians of this Land. We acknowledge the Darug people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Land Eurambie Park stands. We recognise the unique cultural rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Early Childhood education plays a critical role in supporting reconciliation. It is our commitment to recognise the shared past and foster an understanding to work together for a shared future of respect and equality amongst all Australians. As an early childhood service we are uniquely placed to begin the Reconciliation journey with children and families. We are committed to ensuring the contributions we make to reconciliation are powerful and valuable. Eurambie Park is committed to reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and all other peoples of Australia.

Eurambie Park is committed to building community partnerships based on mutual trust and respect. We believe in the importance and value of relationships. We believe in partnerships, wellbeing and the power of educators, children and families coming together to build a community of learners. We want to be a part of the movement to build a better future which is based on stronger relationships between ALL Australians. We will contribute to this future by raising awareness and knowledge of the histories and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the diverse cultures within our community. As we work together, with children, staff, families and our community we will grow, learn and build a deeper understanding, as together we embark on our reconciliation journey. We believe, as stated in the 2008 National Apology, that our reconciliation journey is about creating “a future based on mutual respect, mutual resolve and mutual responsibility”.

Our vision for reconciliation is a living document, one which will grow and change over time, reflecting that reconciliation isn’t a destination, it’s a process. It’s our process of acknowledging the past, understanding the present, and embracing a future which is based on the co-existence of rights. We are committed to the continuous learning journey about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and contemporary issues.

Our vision is that our commitment to reconciliation can facilitate change in the future generation. Developing awareness, knowledge and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories will reap benefits in children from an early age. Exploring issues of fairness, justice and equality we hope to develop a sense of social justice in those future generations, leading to a better, fairer society in which reconciliation will thrive.

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
NSW
Duration
August 2019 to August 2020
Actions
Action
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Physical Acknowledgement of Country View
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Welcome to Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages View
Celebrate Days of National Significance View
Cultural Competence for Students and Children View
Take Action Against Racism View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Build Relationships with Community View
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