Rochedale Kids ELC

VISION FOR RECONCILIATION

Rochedale Kids ELC’s vision for reconciliation reflects a shared partnership between children, families, educators and the local community; encouraging a culture of participation where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their histories, languages, cultures and ‘ways of knowing’ are respected and celebrated every day.

We actively support reconciliation as a path to healing. We endeavour to nurture a community which acknowledges and understands the past struggles of our First Nations people and the negative impact since European colonisation. As a team of educators, in consultation with community Elders, we question, research and challenge our knowledge to support Reconciliation. We believe that through listening to each other and engaging in dialogue, we can ensure voices are heard, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage is sustained for future generations. Our centre policies, practices and pedagogy are reflective of this shared vision for a united Australia.

In collaboration with community Elders, we strive to embed cultural perspectives into all areas of our service, to ensure authentic connections and a building of strong relationships. We recognise the rights of all children to develop a positive self-identity. We understand the unique responsibility we have as a community of educators to ensure that future generations are informed and empowered, as we move towards a reconciled Australia.

Our service is authentic in its offering meaningful Indigenous experiences for children to ensure that a positive and inclusive message is supported. Educators and children in each studio participate in a morning Yarning Circle to engage in conversations that promote relationship building and a sharing of knowledge. We support children in developing the ability to see the world through multiple perspectives, building a culture of mutual respect.

Our centre envisions an inclusive society, embracing and celebrating cultural diversity. Along our journey to achieving Reconciliation, we strive to promote a united nation, where every child, family, educator and member of the community chooses to be a difference maker, thus creating a harmonious future.

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Type
Early learning service
State/Territory
QLD
Duration
July 2019 to July 2020
Actions
Action
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Take Action Against Racism View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Build Relationships with Community View
Inclusive Policies View
Curriculum Planning View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
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