The Scots College Early Years Centre

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

The Scots College Early Years Centre pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Land on which we journey and gives glory and honour to God, in whose image we are all created.

The EYC pays respect to the Gadigal Clan of the Eora Nation on whose Land we share the privilege of educating children. The EYC celebrates that all children are a gift from God and we remain committed to the guidance and nurturing of young minds and souls. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continuing connection to Land and community. We recognise their special place as First Australians. We pay our respects to the Elders both past, present and emerging and to the children who live, play and learn on these Lands.

The EYC believes that reconciliation is a process of learning the truth of history, reflecting on the past and taking action in the present to achieve a reconciled future for Australia.

The EYC will endeavour to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, with respect and meaning, into all areas of the early year’s curriculum. We see children as competent individuals whom are capable of leaning a true history of Australia. We aim to deliver this true Australian history in an age appropriate way that tells the truth about the treatment and participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian story, whilst simultaneously recognising the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

In this light, the EYC acknowledges and supports the findings of the ‘Bringing Them Home’ report and upholds the right of all children to know their family and culture and to live with a sense of belonging and purpose and connection to family and community.

We support equality and equity in education and employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The EYC is committed to building a community partnership based on mutual respect and trust.

It is our goal for reconciliation to model and teach behaviour to children that will promote respect, reduce prejudice and strengthen relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the wider Australian community. The EYC aims to influence the thinking of pre-school aged children to ensure that they form positive views about our First Australians and their important place in Australia as the traditional Custodians of this Land.

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
NSW
Duration
January 2021 to January 2022
Actions
Action
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Build Relationships with Community View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
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