At Lara Lake Community Preschool, we endeavour to share compassionately the history of Australia’s true history and discuss this openly with the children in our care, with a particular focus on the Wadawururrung people who are the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Land where our Preschool sits and where our families live.
We aim to work in respectful and collaborative relationships with our children, families, local communities and Aboriginal Elders in order to educate our children, families and staff to ensure a sense of belonging to all. We will work together to ensure we celebrate and respectfully embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in everyday learning experiences.
We endeavour to connect with and care for the Land and all the living things we share it with. We will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to teach respect and care for the lands, animals, trees and people for generations to come.
Our vision for reconciliation is a nation where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians unite as one. We recognise that Early Childhood Education is a pathway to a socially just and equitable Australia.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific
Cultural Competence for Staff
Acknowledgement of Country
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Local Sites, Events and Excursions
Welcome to Country
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
National Quality Standard - Early Learning Specific
Build Relationships with Community
Teach about Reconciliation
Explore Current Affairs and Issues
Staff Engagement with RAP
Celebrate RAP Progress
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Care for Country
Physical Acknowledgement of Country
RAP Budget Allocation
Take Action Against Racism
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children
Cultural Competence for Students and Children
Teach about Days of National Significance
Celebrate Days of National Significance