Fleurieu Occasional Community Children's Centre

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

We believe our community is enriched by the diversity of cultural and social backgrounds of its children and families and the principles of equity and inclusion underlie our practices.

We recognise that relationships and partnerships are crucial to creating understanding, mutual respect and unity. Our vision is to achieve reconciliation by building strong relationships between all children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds and collaborating with the wider community.

We recognise the importance of extended families, guardians, kinship and those who are important in children's lives. We value community connections including with Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and cultures. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the Traditional Custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to this day.

We value and recognise the teachings and histories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We aim to achieve recognition and awareness of the histories and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within the Early Years Learning Framework and within our teaching, learning and curriculum.

We are influenced by our connection to the Fleurieu Coast, the Onkaparinga river and wetlands. We identify with the local Fleurieu coastal environment, acknowledging the deep feelings of attachment and relationships of the Kaurna people to the coastal beaches and natural wildlife. We value connections within our diverse community including the Kaurna people of the Onkaparinga area and Fleurieu Coast, and we respect and value the ongoing connection to Land and cultural beliefs.

We are committed to the reconciliation process and we are in a unique position as an Early Childhood Service to teach our children and families about reconciliation in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and community members.

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
SA
Duration
January 2021 to January 2022
Actions
Action
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Build Relationships with Community View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
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