Manuka Childcare Centre


At MOCCA we are committed to learn together as a community. While we celebrate the diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and perspectives, we also humbly acknowledge our need to better understand and know the impact colonisation has had on people and their cultures. We believe that by connecting to Country and authentically embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in our everyday curriculum we will enable and empower our emerging leaders to lead with compassion and courage.

They will gain insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and perspectives becoming fierce advocates to support and champion our First nations People and their voice whether it be in our everyday connections at MOCCA, in our families at home, and in our communities.  We will add our voice to the aspirations of our First Nations people in full support of their right to have true self-determination in all areas of life. We appreciate and value their different perspectives and we will work collaboratively to ensure continued understanding and mutually respectful relationships.

We will provide meaningful professional learning opportunities to support our educators to be culturally competent and confident advocates for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their cultures. We need to appreciate that reconciliation in our education and care service is everybody’s responsibility for the benefit of our whole community, “me, you and us.”

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