The Discovery Garden

Early learning service
October 2021 to October 2022

Our vision for reconciliation is an Australia that embraces unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians, and a national culture that represents equality, equity, historical acceptance of our shared history and removal of negative race relations. Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders.

Our vision for a reconciled Australia is a place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultures and histories are valued and respected across all areas of society.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and all children have the equal and equitable opportunities to exercise choices about the way in which they lead meaningful, healthy lives, including those choices that sustain their cultures.

Our commitment mirrors our values of respect for diversity, inclusion and advocating for the rights of all children. It is our goal that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives is embedded throughout our service, so respectfully and deeply in the future that this is integrated in our being, belonging and becoming. 

In support of sustainable and meaningful reconciliation, The Discovery Garden welcomes all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and remains committed to sourcing and attending opportunities to increase staff and community awareness of the longstanding and continuing contributions of our First Nations people. By establishing a better understanding, and respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures we hope to develop an enriched appreciation of Australia's cultural heritage and move towards a more reconciled nation.