Our Reconciliation Action Plan started through children discussing differences and similarities in one another, in which as a team was a fabulous opportunity to start this journey. The children have really embraced this and have shown true respect for one another and embraced that we all have differences and that is ok. We have then followed further with discussions around cultures and the land in which our centre lies. So far we have achieved:
- Creating our very own centre painting with the children around the local area, the meaning of the land and how Caloundra was named by the Gubbi Gubbi people.
- The children have read and explored different stories around differences and similarities including the Ugly Duckling.
- Educators have created small worlds, creating storytelling areas of the past on our land.
- The children have started to participate in an Acknowledgement of Country each and every day showing respect to our elders past, present and future.
It fills our hearts with joy seeing them grow into confident and well-rounded little people.