Turtle Cove Early Learning Centre


Our Vision for Reconciliation is to have a school that nurtures and values respectful relationships between all Australians – especially relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community.

At Turtle Cove the implementation of a RAP is for all students, staff, parents and the wider community. We believe in partnerships, wellbeing and the power of educators, children and families coming together to build a community of learners. Through working together as a community, and including children from a young age, we can grow, learn and build a deeper understanding.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Peoples of Australia, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Land. We recognise the diversity, strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in the face of colonial injustices and the impacts that these have had on connections to land, languages, health, children,  family and kin. As a service that educates our children we are committed to ensuring the contributions we make to reconciliation are powerful and valuable.

Our aim is: 

  • to acknowledge and recognise the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,
  • to acknowledge and develop relationship between Turtle Cove Early Learning Centre and the Southern Yamaji Peoples,
  • to have an environment where Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are experienced and valued by all children,
  • to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to celebrate and embrace their heritage together with all of our children at our service.
Early learning service
August 2019 to August 2020
Build Relationships with Community View
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
My Time, Our Place (School Age Care) View
Welcome to Country View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Inclusive Policies View