At Hills Childcare Centre it is our vision to create and provide an environment for children, families and staff that is inclusive and equal of all cultures. We want to engage and inspire others to respect everyone as an individual and celebrate diversity and different cultures just as we do our own.
To begin this journey, it is first important that we develop an understanding of the people, histories and cultures involved in our pledge to reconciliation, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. We plan to do this by networking with families, fostering relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of the community who can guide and educate us and resourcing our learning. From then on, we can make the children and families within in the centre aware of the importance of reconciliation, what it is, and how we are working towards bridging the gap of equity and equality together.
Our journey towards reconciliation will be reflected through our curriculum planning, staff pedagogies, community involvement, communication with families and will align with our centre philosophy. Ultimately, we long and advocate for a change in future generations where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are embedded, respected and appreciated in everyday life alongside standard practices to create a community of togetherness.
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Welcome to Country
Family and Community Room
Explore Current Affairs and Issues
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Acknowledgement of Country
Local Sites, Events and Excursions
Cultural Competence for Students and Children
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children
Cultural Competence for Staff
Build Relationships with Community
Teach about Reconciliation
Recognise and Respect Rights
Care for Country
Take Action Against Racism
Staff Engagement with RAP
Celebrate RAP Progress
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom