Berkeley Vale Public School P & C Association Before & After School Care

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

Berkeley Vale Public School P&C Association Out of School Hours Care acknowledges and values the cultural histories, heritages and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We are committed to contributing to an Australia that is fair, just, equitable and reconciled, and in doing so provides opportunities and equal outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, but in particular for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children attending our service. We will work towards a time where all Australians embrace Elders past, present and future for the wisdom and knowledge they hold and share, and support emerging leaders in local communities.

We are contributing to an Australia where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, children and families feel a sense of belonging and strong connections with community and Country. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural identity is respected and they are comfortable in their surroundings and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are recognised and nurtured as the creators, thinkers and doers of today and tomorrow.

We believe that reconciliation is about supporting and enriching all communities. We aim to provide an environment that reflects the lives of the children and families using the service and the cultural diversity of the broader community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We believe that children’s learning and wellbeing is enhanced by collaborating with other organisations and service providers to aim to achieve quality in our service. Building connections between the service and the local community is a major goal of ours, as it strengthens children’s connection with and understanding of their community.

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.

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
NSW
Duration
October 2020 to October 2021
Actions
Action
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Physical Acknowledgement of Country View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
My Time, Our Place (School Age Care) View
Reconciliation Projects View
Build Relationships with Community View
Cultural Competence for Students and Children View
RAP Launch View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Take Action Against Racism View
Inclusive Policies View
Curriculum Planning View
Teach about Days of National Significance View
Celebrate Days of National Significance View
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