Pope Road Blackburn Kindergarten

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

Pope Road Kindergarten acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples as the First Nations people of Australia and Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands and waterways throughout Australia. We acknowledge that our kindergarten, where we work, live, play and learn, is on the traditional Lands of the Wurundjeri people. We thank the Wurundjeri people for respecting and taking care of the Land for so long. 

We believe children and their communities have the right to know the stories of the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Australia and that this can shape our reconciliation journey. Our daily practice with children, families and community, reflects core aspects of reconciliation; relationships, respect and creating opportunities to support and advocate for, through education and example, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples and communities. We aim to inspire our kindergarten and wider community to contribute to reconciliation and to break down stereotypes and discrimination. 

Pope Road Kindergarten's management and governance, and teaching and learning, is underpinned by upholding and valuing the potential and power or relationships and partnerships, and the wellbeing of teachers, educators, children and families who come together to build our community of learners. Our desire and hope is to be an exemplary early childhood organisation that leads the way in building a better future for all Australians, which is based on stronger relationships between all Australians. 

We believe that reconciliation is a process, rather than a destination: an ongoing process which acknowledges the past, understands the present and embraces a future which is based on the respectful co-existence of rights of all.  As stated in the 2008 National Apology, we believe that our reconciliation journey is about creating, "a future based on mutual respect, mutual resolve and mutual responsibility". 

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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
Welcome to Country View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Embed Cross-curriculum Priority - School Specific View
Elders and Traditional Owners Share Histories and Cultures View
Reconciliation Projects View
Celebrate Days of National Significance View
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Build Relationships with Community View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owned Businesses View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
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