The Learning Cottage Wollongbar


The Learning Cottage Wollongbar and its educators have identified a need and desire to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, especially those of our local community. We believe that, in this way, we can impart this learning and understanding to the children in our care in a more respectful, genuine and substantial way.

Our vision for reconciliation embraces and fosters unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians, while celebrating a national culture that represents equality and equity, and acknowledges our shared history.

We would like to engage with the local Bundjalung community and its Elders and form reciprocal relationships, which will lead to respectfully embedding Bundjalung language and cultural ways within our service for the learning of the children in our care now, and for those who follow them in the future.

We want reconciliation to live in the hearts, minds, and actions of the children in our care, our educators, and our wider community. We feel that, in doing this, we will in our small way contribute to the collaborative narrative and reality of reconciliation throughout Australia.

Our aim is to work towards fulfilling these commitments in a respectful, genuine, and meaningful way. We will recognise the diverse and dynamic nature of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ deep connections with lands, waters and communities.

We acknowledge the RAP is a continual process and we will add to it and grow individually, as a team and as an organisation. As relationships are formed, and as more knowledge is gained, our road to reconciliation will evolve over time.

Early learning service
January 2021 to January 2022
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom View
Cultural Competence for Staff View
Welcome to Country View
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week View
Build Relationships with Community View
Teach about Reconciliation View
Explore Current Affairs and Issues View
Acknowledgement of Country View
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags View
Take Action Against Racism View
Curriculum Planning View
Inclusive Policies View
Staff Engagement with RAP View
Celebrate RAP Progress View
Early Years Learning Framework - Early Learning Specific View
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children View
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