Tillys Play and Development Centre - Waratah 2

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

Tillys Play and Development Centre Waratah 2 acknowledges the importance of continually recognising the need for reconciliation and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives within our service. We respect and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia and the Awabakal people as the Traditional Custodians of the Land which our Early Childhood Service is offered.

We are committed to providing a service which is culturally responsive and resourceful in daily practices. A service which embeds respect of and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. A safe, secure environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and perspectives thrive and where we all come together to ensure anti-bias approaches are maintained at all times.

Educators within our services strive to provide high quality experiences which embed respect and facilitate appropriate learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practices. Educators themselves take ownership over their role in implementing reconciliation principles. Educators in our service acknowledge their own responsibility of learning more about  our First Peoples’ histories to better understand how to, in turn, better the understandings of the future generations.  

Our service will continue to build connections with families to ensure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families feel included and accurately represented within our service. We strive to build a community within our service for all  families to personally reflect on  our nation’s shared history and their place within it, and to understand  the importance of  First Peoples’ cultures and perspectives within this nation’s goal of reconciliation.  

Our service endeavours to  provide a culturally safe and respectful space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in our service to identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to encourage a stronger sense of identity and pride in culture for their children moving forward.

As a service, we are committed to building strong partnerships with the local Aboriginal community to ensure that we as a service are accessible for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children in our area. We will continue to take an active role in building connection with the Awabakal community and promoting Awabakal community events with our families to facilitate awareness and reconciliation.

Tillys Waratah 2 strives to positively shape the minds and attitudes of children, educators, families and community when it comes to fostering equality and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are committed to contributing effectively to Australia’s goal of reconciliation and inclusion for all.

We strive to provide an enriched appreciation and understanding of Australia’s cultural heritage to form a spirit of reconciliation within our service.

We honour the wisdom and value the education practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and embed these perspectives within our service’s practices.

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Type
State/Territory
NSW
Duration
October 2018 to October 2019
Actions
Action
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Representation on Committees View
Elders and Traditional Owners Share Histories and Cultures View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Build Relationships with Community View
Reconciliation Network View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Visibly Demonstrate Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures View
Recognise and Respect Rights View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Physical Acknowledgement of Country View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
RAP Launch View
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