Goodstart Reservoir

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

In alignment with Goodstart Early Learning’s Vision for Reconciliation, Goodstart Reservoir recognises and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia and as the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which our early childhood services are offered. We acknowledge the link we have with the ancient histories of Australia through the Land from which our early learning environment have been created. Goodstart Reservoir is committed in continuing our current practices and journey in building trusting relationships between our community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We learn and educate our children and families about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as enduring and living and our learning opportunities will support children to contribute to equality and equity and establish strong links. This is done through understanding that reconciliation is for communities to come together and value each other. Goodstart Reservoir commits to reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians and supports equal and equitable opportunities and outcomes in education and employment.

We are committed to make meaningful connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through our teachings and collaborations with children and families. We aim to continue to invite and ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are respectfully embedded in our program and practices through community links.

We strive to provide opportunities for children and their families to welcome new families into our circle and teach them that difference is not ‘better’ or ‘worse’ but represents an opportunity to learn and celebrate.  

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