At Thornleigh West OOSH, we would like to acknowledge the Dharug and Guringai Nations, who have continued to nurture and care for the Land on which our service stands since long before the service was established. We wish to embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples past, present and emerging.
We are a diverse community and want to respectfully respond to and care for Country by knowing that it is growing and changing. We aim to work collaboratively with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to learn from their knowledge and perspectives, and to respectfully share learnings among children, educators and the wider community.
Our vision is to meaningfully embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures, histories and contributions into our everyday program and practices. We aim to plan and provide respectful experiences that explore fairness, justice and equity. We understand that our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a living document, that is constantly growing and we are committed to continuous learning throughout this process.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom
My Time, Our Place (School Age Care)
Elders and Traditional Owners Share Histories and Cultures
Create Stakeholder List
Teach about Days of National Significance
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Physical Acknowledgement of Country
Cultural Competence for Staff
Welcome to Country
Build Relationships with Community
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Teach about Reconciliation
Explore Current Affairs and Issues
Acknowledgement of Country
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Take Action Against Racism
Staff Engagement with RAP
Celebrate RAP Progress
Care for Country