Wallum Community Preschool & Family Centre

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

At Wallum Community Preschool, we acknowledge the Nganduwal people of the Bundjalung Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which we come together to learn. We aim to build cultural competency and learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and connections to the Land, the sea and animals, through authentically embedded practices and intentional teaching.

We also acknowledge and respect our families, their cultural identities and the local community as valuable teachers in the progression of our reconciliation journey. We plan to work together with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, building stronger connections; inviting them in for a yarn or to provide opportunities for them to choose to share their knowledge, stories, language, dance and traditions.

Through our Acknowledgment of Country each day children are supported to understand the importance of Country to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This practise explores connections to others through friendship and develops our understanding of how we are connected to and can care for the Land. We will also support this learning through our engagement with planned and spontaneous experiences with the natural environment. The development of a bush tucker garden will invite more local animals to our area.

Our children are now learning more about a reconciled Australia than ever before and our educators with Wallums philosophy underpinning our actions understand their role in the progression of a reconciled Australia and how this impacts the next generation to move forward together.

 

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