Gumnuts Early Learning Centre (GELC) & Out School Hours Care (OSHC) centres recognise and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as our countries First Nations Peoples.
Our vision is to provide reconciliation through our connection and relationships to the Land and communities. We will achieve this through our learning programs and environments at our services and in our nature kinder program which are all situated on Gunaikurnai peoples country.
We are committed to our connection and involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children within our community. We are taking action in positive changes through our relationship with Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation, Gunaikurnai Land and Water Aboriginal Corporation as well as other Aboriginal Elders and Educators that are a part of our/the community.
We are proud to continue building our strong relationships to work towards and achieving social justice and human rights of equity with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families at our centres and in our community. We provide a welcoming safe educational program which is inclusive to all families.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom
Cultural Competence for Staff
Welcome to Country
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Build Relationships with Community
Teach about Reconciliation
Explore Current Affairs and Issues
Acknowledgement of Country
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Take Action Against Racism
Celebrate RAP Progress
Staff Engagement with RAP
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children
My Time, Our Place (School Age Care)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Representation on Committees
Create Stakeholder List
Cultural Competence for Students and Children
Teach about Days of National Significance
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Care for Country
Recognise and Respect Rights
Celebrate Days of National Significance
Physical Acknowledgement of Country
Embed Cross-curriculum Priority - School Specific
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers - School Specific
National Quality Standard - Early Learning Specific
Local Sites, Events and Excursions
Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owned Businesses