Alstonville Community Preschool acknowledges and values the cultural histories and traditions, and the continuing contributions, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We celebrate the fact that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are the oldest continuous living cultures on the planet. We recognise the impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, lands and waters, languages and communities, as well as recognising the strengths and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures in the face of colonial inequalities and inequities.
We believe reconciliation is moving beyond guilt and regret towards respect and unity, celebrating cultures and strengths.
We recognise that early childhood education is an important part of a reconciled nation.
Our vision is that:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are actively recognised as the First Nations people of Australia.
- All Australians value and embrace Elders past, present and future of our local and wider communities.
- All families, children and staff feel a sense of belonging and have strong connections to community and Country.
We believe this can be achieved through celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and strengths, including stories, histories, languages, arts, music and artefacts and by respectfully embedding these in our everyday practice and making connections with our local Bundjalung community and inspiring respect and care for Country.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom
Local Sites, Events and Excursions
Create Stakeholder List
Physical Acknowledgement of Country
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
Welcome to Country
Acknowledgement of Country
Cultural Competence for Staff
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Teach about Reconciliation
Staff Engagement with RAP
Build Relationships with Community
Explore Current Affairs and Issues
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Take Action Against Racism
Celebrate RAP Progress