We at Raleigh Street Community Children’s Centre acknowledge and pay our respects to the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, who are the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Land on which we live and learn.
Our vision for reconciliation is to promote equality and unity between our centre’s community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We seek to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and perspectives, and to acknowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history has been long and diverse.
We recognise that early learning centres have an especially important role to play in the reconciliation process. If reconciliation is about respect, responsibility, awareness, and strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-indigenous peoples, then that process should begin at the earliest moment of our education: the early learning centre. Starting the reconciliation process early establishes a foundation of knowledge and awareness that can be built on not only throughout our children's education, but also throughout their lifetimes.
We will take real action to further our commitment to reconciliation by implementing initiatives not only in the classroom but also among staff, family and all other members of our community. It is our responsibility to identify and eradicate all instances of racism in our community and be open to new perspectives on our approach. We will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, and act on their advice on how to create an inclusive, accepting and diverse environment. We will instill Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across all parts of our centre’s culture.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom
Cultural Competence for Staff
Welcome to Country
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Build Relationships with Community
Teach about Reconciliation
Explore Current Affairs and Issues
Acknowledgement of Country
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Take Action Against Racism
Staff Engagement with RAP
Celebrate RAP Progress