Shoalhaven Preschool Kindergarten

Early learning service
November 2021 to November 2022

Shoalhaven Community Preschool pledges an ongoing commitment to creating lasting change through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our RAP is more than a single act or checklist. It is a living document and journey which encompasses the philosophy, attitudes, thoughts, beliefs, words and actions of our organisation. It is our duty to our children, families and broader community to advocate and take responsibility for reconciliation. We must take action to showcase the strengths and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their knowledge and cultures, as we embrace our shared histories and strengthen our shared national identity.   A RAP is a whole-of-organisation responsibility. It requires a shared approach and organisational culture that embraces growth and change. We vow to identify and amend gaps in our policies and embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into our philosophy and daily practice. We will develop and nurture respectful relationships and collaborative partnerships and celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander individuals and communities. We acknowledge the importance of promoting contemporary examples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to dispel false narratives and misconceptions.  Our organisation is committed to contributing to equal and equitable opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, including providing employment opportunities for community members and families.    We want everyone in our learning community to value the rich knowledge, strengths and traditions of our nation's First Peoples, and know the importance of Country, family and kinship systems. We commit to challenging ourselves and each other to be accountable and build our cultural confidence and competence. We want children and families to be proud of their culture and strong in their cultural identity. We recognise our position of influence and will take steps towards eliminating social injustice, inequity, inequality and disadvantage.