We acknowledge our interdependence with the First Owners of the Land on which we stand. We therefore aim to engage in the reconciliation processes by supporting our staff, children and families’ understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures and their significant contribution to the past present and future of Australia. We value and use the expertise of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Elders, and community members to support the Vision, Principles, Practices and Outcomes of the EYLF to make a difference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and non-Aboriginal children.
Reconciliation in education should not only be limited to art and craft but be taught in every area of learning including mathematics, language and literacy, science, sensory, music, geography, and history.
We believe reconciliation is also about staff and children acknowledging the inappropriate and unhuman ways Indigenous Peoples were historically treated, learning from our mistakes and move forward to a future built on honesty, humbleness, respect, and integrity.
We believe staff should also be supported through validated resources and regular trainings to improve the way they communicate about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and with Indigenous Elders using respectful and inclusive language.
“We should walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom
Cultural Competence for Staff
Welcome to Country
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Build Relationships with Community
Teach about Reconciliation
Acknowledgement of Country
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Take Action Against Racism
Explore Current Affairs and Issues
Staff Engagement with RAP
Celebrate RAP Progress