Cloncurry Kindergarten

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

At Cloncurry Kindergarten, we believe reconciliation is about building and maintaining meaningful ongoing relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the broader Australian Community. This is fundamental in achieving our organisational purpose to maximise children’s life opportunities and outcomes and guide their learning journey. We are striving towards building positive relationships across our organisation in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Communities and hope to embed reconciliation strategies across Cloncurry and the wider community. We feel that if reconciliation is embedded at an early age, this will bring people together and unite them in a shared culture, one that is free of judgement and prejudice and filled with dignity and respect for one another.

Cloncurry Kindy is an inclusive centre that is committed to appreciating and respecting all groups and cultures and incorporating learning and activities for children to grow in their knowledge of diversity.

Our aim is to create a culturally safe environment that is inclusive and where families attending the Centre feel like they belong. Reconciliation will inevitably build stronger relationships within our community between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and also with other cultures within our community and Australia. We are committed to paying respect to the local Traditional Custodians and work towards respectfully incorporating culture into our everyday practices as Cloncurry is a very diverse town, filled with families from a number of cultural backgrounds.

We are working towards gaining more cultural knowledge and awareness within our Centre and engaging in local resources where possible. Sharlene, one of our educators is Aboriginal and is willing to share her knowledge to the children and families attending the service. We want to ensure that Australia, as a whole, is included in all cultural activities and experiences that we celebrate at the service to ensure that we are one step closer to promoting equality and equity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community and becoming a reconciled nation.  

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
QLD
Duration
June 2019 to June 2020
Actions
Action
Build Relationships with Community View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children View
Elders and Traditional Owners Share Histories and Cultures View
Physical Acknowledgement of Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages View
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