Dalton Drive Early Learning


At Dalton Drive Early Learning, our vision for reconciliation begins with our acknowledgement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of lands across Australia. We recognise that  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritage shape our shared national identity as Australians. We also celebrate the fact that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are the oldest, continuous living cultures on the planet.

As part of our strong ongoing commitment to reconciliation, we regret the impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, cultural identities, lands and waters, languages and communities. This shared history affects us all and has deep consequences that continue to impact current and future generations.

At the same time, we acknowledge that reconciliation is about moving beyond regret to respectful action. It is also about valuing and celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and strengths. There is so much to gain from teaching young children about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritages, which we can do through respectful engagement with local communities, their stories, histories, artefacts, languages, art and music. It is also important to celebrate the achievements of individuals and communities, promoting positive contemporary examples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identities and contributions.

As educators we must reflect daily on: - What are we doing individually and collectively on a daily basis to support practical reconciliation and to build positive futures for every child in Australia?   - Are we are doing enough to reject racism and challenge unethical practice to support positive education of children? 

These questions are pivotal to our Reconciliation Action Plan and will remain a constant key feature of our reconciliation work that we will achieve, together with our commitment to becoming respectful citizens.


February 2019 to February 2020
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Reconciliation Network View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Take Action Against Racism View
Welcome to Country View
Build Relationships with Community View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Staff Engagement with RAP View