8th May, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
08/05/2018 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
For: Early Childhood & Foundation Leaders, Teachers & Educators
Reconciliation in Early Learning Centres and Schools
Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians. Through reconciliation, we will be part of creating an Australian culture that acknowledges and deeply respects Australia’s First Peoples as a fundamental part of our identity as a nation.
This forum will promote and support questions and issues to be raised in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and Reconciliation. The Re-Imagining Childhood Report will guide some of our questions and discussions with a particular focus on ‘the child as possessor of rights’ and what does it mean to be an ‘educating community’?
Scope of Session
We are delighted to announce Pulteney Grammar School is hosting the session with a presentation by Briony Franklin. Briony is highly respected for her ongoing commitment to raising awareness of Reconciliation and mentoring others to develop deep and authentic Reconciliation Action Plans. She is very passionate about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures and is looking forward to sharing the incredible learning she, her colleagues, students and families in Kurrajong have embarked on through an early years’ learning lens as well as her current focus in the Prep School.
In the lead up to Reconciliation Week participants attending this session will have the opportunity to share in Briony’s exceptional experience, knowledge and understanding in:
- Kaurna history before and after European people came to Adelaide
- Learning Kaurna language and her relationship with Kaurna Elder, Jack Buckskin
- Practical ideas, provocations and resources to start conversations about Reconciliation with students
- Reconciliation Week including ideas and a range of resources and websites to use as resources with children and families.
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
2.4 Lead initiatives to assist colleagues with opportunities for students to develop understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.
3.5 Demonstrate and lead by example inclusive verbal and non-verbal communication using collaborative strategies and contextual knowledge to support students’ understanding, engagement and achievement.
3.7 Initiate contextually relevant processes to establish programs that involve parents/carers in the education of their children and broader school priorities and activities.
National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care
1.1.2 Each child’s current knowledge, strengths, ideas, culture, abilities and interests are the foundation of the program
5.1.2 The dignity and rights of every child are maintained
6.1.2 The expertise, culture, values and beliefs of families are respected and families share in decision-making about their child’s learning and wellbeing
This session will be held in the Prep School Resource Centre located in the main Prep building accessed from Gilles Street. Please enter the gate next to the pedestrian crossing. Turn left after entering the gate then enter the first door leading into the main building.
Parking is available in Gilles Street and surrounding side streets.
For all registration enquiries please contact Sandy Cross.