Acknowledgement to Country
We’d like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Dharug and Guringai nations as the traditional custodians of the land that we play, learn and work on, as well as pay respect to elder past, present and emerging.
Our Vision for Reconciliation
At Thornleigh West OOSH, we acknowledge the Dharug and Guringai Nations, who have continued to nurture and care for the Land on which our service stands since long before the service was established. We wish to embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples past, present and emerging.
We are a diverse community and want to respectfully respond to and care for Country by knowing that it is growing and changing. We aim to work collaboratively with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to learn from their knowledge and perspectives, and to respectfully share learnings among children, educators and the wider community.
Our vision is to meaningfully embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures into our everyday program and practices. We aim to plan and provide respectful experiences that explore fairness, justice and equity. We understand that our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a living document, that is constantly growing, and we are committed to continuous learning throughout this process.
Watch Them Grow
We see the little ones grow over the years, then they leave us and go out to the big world.’
Artist: Kenny Gow. Darug Tribe
View or join our Thornleigh West OOSH RAP here:
What is a RAP?
A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a formal statement of commitment to reconciliation. It consists of a RAP working group, which is made up of TWOOSH educators, families & community members as well as TWPS Teachers and the wider community. To take part in a RAP there are 40 RAP Actions to select from, including the 14 required actions. Each of these relates to relationships, respect and opportunities, as they play out in our service, around the school or within the community.
Action: Display the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Flags to demonstrate pride and respect for Australia's First Peoples
Action: Celebrate National Reconciliation Week
Action: Teach about National day of Significance
National Sorry Day - 27 May
Time line of significant events