Whitfield Community Kindergarten

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

We believe that the future wellbeing of all Australians depends on respectful and positive relationships and co-existence of rights between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous people. To achieve this, we must engage with current social justice and equity issues and how they have impacted on our shared histories, and how colonisation as well as policies and practices impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families today.  As well as, recognise and acknowledge the strengths and resilience shown by the First Nations peoples in the face of discrimination, and to celebrate the continued significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contributions in shaping a shared sense of national unity and identity.

We are committed to ensuring that our program has a strong emphasis on social justice, and reconciliation based education.  Everyone involved in our Kindergarten, Educators, families, children and community members now represent a future of hope and potential for a truly reconciled society.  We know the benefits of high quality early childhood programs for children and families and understand our role and responsibility to provide a program that is culturally safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.   

Whitfield Community Kindergarten is on Yirrganydji Country.  We want to learn about, acknowledge and where appropriate, respectfully share the stories, songs and sites which are particular to this area.  We also respect and celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, cultures, languages, customs, stories and connections to place and Country.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge is valued here, and we have a responsibility to support our educators and families to develop a deeper understanding and awareness of this knowledge and reclamation of rights in our community.  We seek partnerships which allow us to learn and grow, and recognise that we have much to learn from our families, community, children and staff - we are a community of learners.

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
QLD
Duration
October 2019 to October 2020
Actions
Action
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Teach about Days of National Significance View
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Build Relationships with Community View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Inclusive Policies View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Curriculum Planning View
Take Action Against Racism View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Elders and Traditional Owners Share Histories and Cultures View
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