St Peter's Girls Early Learners Centre

Early learning service
March 2024 to March 2025

At St Peter’s Girls’ Early Learners Centre (ELC), we believe in the value of each individual’s academic, spiritual, emotional, creative, physical, and social development. We recognise and celebrate the cultural diversity of our country and believe that action towards reconciliation will lead to a respect for Australia’s First Peoples, their Lands, cultures, and spiritualties. As a community of learners, we continue to build and strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, deepening our learning about Australia's First Nations peoples, histories and cultures, and uphold the values of inclusivity, respect, care, and cooperation. We continually seek opportunities to increase respect, reduce prejudice and strengthen relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our community is enriched through the reciprocal sharing of skills and perspectives. Through our RAP, our community will create a better, more reconciled community world based on intercultural understanding and shared humanity. As an Early Learners Centre, we work to develop global citizens who will: Make connections and develop pride, rejoice in differences, actively support anti-racism, promote justice and respect, understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories and embrace the values and traditions of other individuals and communities. At the ELC we place a strong emphasis on ensuring that our children hold knowledge, understanding and respect for our shared true Australian history. We acknowledge the need for a continuing relationship with the Kaurna People, the Native Title Holders of the Land upon which our ELC stands. With the neighbouring Ferguson Conservation Park, we can physically explore and learn about connecting to Country and developing our understanding of  local Aboriginal    cultures in a meaningful way. Children are powerful, active agents of their own learning and we encourage them to initiate and lead reconciliation, inspiring our community to walk side-by-side with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.