At Busy Bees Maitland our commitment and visions for reconciliation is to create and foster an environment that is actively dedicated to understanding the devasting effects that have displaced, isolated and alienated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for generations. Therefore, the need to take steps towards reconciliation is crucial especially within an early learning environment.
We are committed to strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, to ensure that allchildren feel safe, secure and included within their learning environment. It is key that in respectfully embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and reconciliation educational opportunities, that we are championing our children, our staff, and our educational community to continue these principles and practices transcending their time within the service.
In recognising our goals, we acknowledge that reconciliation is an ongoing journey and we will continue to reflect on these goals in order to provide the best opportunities for reconciliation to be taught and put in to practice throughout our service. We maintain that these aspirations will be undertaken in communication and respect of the local Aboriginal community, the Wonnaroua people and families to ensure that our journey to reconciliation is authentic.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Classroom
Build Relationships with Community
Cultural Competence for Staff
Welcome to Country
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Teach about Reconciliation
Explore Current Affairs and Issues
Acknowledgement of Country
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Take Action Against Racism
Staff Engagement with RAP
Celebrate RAP Progress
Opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students and Children
Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owned Businesses