Goodstart Pakenham


Our vision is to acknowledge the unique connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have to Country. We strive to build genuine, respectful relationships with all children, families, educators and wider community members that come together to within our community.

We are committed to gaining a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and learning.  We embrace the responsibility to educate our younger generation in the importance of looking to the past to understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritage and our shared history since colonisation. Through truth telling and relearning our history we can come together in hope and with perseverance for the future.

This understanding is expressed through a daily acknowledgement of Country which gives homage to Elders past, present and emerging.  Connecting us all in unity to pay respect to Land and Country and keep  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures alive in the present moment and far into the future is key to achieving our vision for reconciliation.   Wominjeka Wurundjeri Balluk yearmenn koondee bik. Welcome to the traditional Lands of the Wurundjeri People. We are part of this Land and the Land is part of us.

Early learning service
May 2021 to May 2022
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country 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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children View