Colac East Kindergarten

Early learning service
August 2021 to August 2022

At Colac East Kindergarten our vision is to create a warm and inviting space that is inclusive for people from all cultures.  We believe that the acknowledgement of Australia’s First Nations peoples should be embedded into all aspects of our Kindergarten and First Nations perspectives be included in learning activities with a hands-on approach.  We aim to work with staff, families, management, the Gulidjan peoples, and community members to reflect on our practises and help build understanding so that we can move forward to ensure we are part of for children and families from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.  We want to provide cultural experiences that are integrated into everyday teaching in an authentic and intentional way which celebrates the culture.  By reaching out to Caracaramigen House, the local Aboriginal Gathering Place, and other community Elders we will collaborate and create a space where everyone feels welcomed and included.  We will provide resources that enable children to connect with their culture and allow all children to develop and build on their understanding of our First Nations Peoples.  Staff of Colac East Kindergarten will engage in ongoing professional development and resources to build their understanding of our First Nations peoples.  We believe that reconciliation can only be achieved through active, ongoing collaboration and open communication with all team members.  We look forward to enacting this vision to work toward deeply embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures into Colac East Kindergarten.