Little Gems Child Care & Early Learning Centre

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

Little Gems Helensvale recognises and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as being the true custodians of this Land. We celebrate and embrace their ways of thinking, their spirituality, their love of the Land and their ways of knowing. Little Gems understands and recognises the past injustices that were experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples since colonisation . However, despite these injustices Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have maintained their strength, courage and connection to their cultures.

Little Gems Helensvale acknowledges these past mistakes and is committed to moving forward together through working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their cultures and our commitment to reconciliation. We stand alongside the Reconciliation Australia and their vision to create a united Australia which respects this land of ours; values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage; and provides justice and equity for all.

We as a service want to be able to provide our next generations with a wealth of knowledge and understanding around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures and the true histories, injustice, and strengths they have encountered and continue to survive. We will do this by

  • Eliminate stigma and stereo types around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through using teachable moments and intentional teaching
  • Respectfully embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into our curriculum
  • Continually explore and experiment with new ways to respectfully include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures into our service
  • Building on our RAP and continually working on our journey of reconciliation
JOIN THIS RAP
Type
State/Territory
QLD
Duration
July 2019 to July 2020
Actions
Action
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Curriculum Planning View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Build Relationships with Community View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Take Action Against Racism View
Inclusive Policies View
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