Singleton Heights Preschool

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

We see reconciliation as fostering and embedding respect and acceptance of the Traditional Custodians of our Land, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.  Acknowledging the past, present and future in a meaningful, respectful and positive way through our beliefs and actions.  As a team we see it as coming together embracing, inclusion, unity, equity and equality.  It's a 'togetherness'.

Reconciliation is also about recognising, incorporating and reflecting the contributions and perspectives of the First Australians.  It's about feeling empathy, understanding and respecting each other, 'we can't change the past but we can make a better future by understanding the past'.

As Educators we are an integral link to the reconciliation process.  We have been successful in creating lasting respectful friendships with Elders in our local community.  We have also made links and contacts with organisations within our local and surrounding area.  We proudly celebrate our achievements and regularly revisit progress.

The steps we take into the future can have positive and powerful outcomes for our young children.  Our preschool has created an environment which is warm, welcoming, meaningful and safe for our local community.  We foster a sense of belonging and pride to be a part of our community that reflects and incorporates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Finally our reconciliation statement aims to be authentic with our engagement of culture which is embedded in practices, policies, educator knowledge, resources, environment, program and language.

 

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
NSW
Duration
June 2019 to June 2020
Actions
Action
Acknowledgement of Country View
Welcome to Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Elders and Traditional Owners Share Histories and Cultures View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Create Stakeholder List View
Celebrate Days of National Significance View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Physical Acknowledgement of Country View
Curriculum Planning View
Local Sites, Events and Excursions View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Build Relationships with Community View
National Quality Standard - Early Learning Specific View
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Take Action Against Racism View
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