As an integrated early learning community, we are in a unique position to celebrate and explore a diverse range of cultures including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with our children, families, team members and the wider community.
Our vision for reconciliation is to embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and respectfully embed these into our daily practices in rich and meaningful ways.
To support our educators with respectfully embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into the learning program, we utilise the below commitments to inform our practice:
Guidance from Elders
We commit to partner with local representatives of the Traditional Custodians of the Land for cultural heritage advice and authentic implementation. We will actively reflect on our current level of cultural competence and through these partnerships we seek to extend our knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Care for Country
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land, country, sea and water and we will foster opportunities to grow our understanding and participation in caring for country.
Presence in Learning Environment
We are committed to welcoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into our service to work alongside our educators and children in the learning environment. Having an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander presence in the learning environment is vital when teaching about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
We will track our progress, continually revisit our commitments, and celebrate our achievements, while generating new ideas to develop and sustain our vision for reconciliation into the future.
‘As we grow, so will our vision and journey for reconciliation.’
Welcome to Country
Cultural Competence for Staff
Build Relationships with Community
Celebrate RAP Progress
Take Action Against Racism
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
National Quality Standard - Early Learning Specific
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom
Acknowledgement of Country
Physical Acknowledgement of Country
Celebrate Days of National Significance
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Staff Engagement with RAP
Teach about Reconciliation
Explore Current Affairs and Issues