Goodstart Early Learning Elwood's vision for reconciliation is to facilitate cultural respect and understanding to guarantee equality and equity in our community. We are committed to developing our understanding of, and gaining knowledge about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures to ensure we provide a culturally safe environment for staff, children, families and the wider community.
We are working to deepen our understanding of the significance of connecting to Boonwurrung Country, plants, animals and people, taking sustainability into consideration. We are aiming to authentically embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and perspectives into our centres daily program to allow many different possibilities for learning and connection.
We envision looking beyond the centre to connect with our community to foster relationships and build on a sense of belonging.
A better understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures develops an enriched appreciation of Australia’s cultural heritage and can lead to reconciliation.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific
Cultural Competence for Staff
Welcome to Country
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Build Relationships with Community
Cultural Competence for Students and Children
Teach about Reconciliation
Explore Current Affairs and Issues
Acknowledgement of Country
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Recognise and Respect Rights
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Staff Engagement with RAP
RAP Budget Allocation
National Quality Standard - Early Learning Specific
Local Sites, Events and Excursions
Celebrate RAP Progress
Take Action Against Racism