Ewing Kindergarten is committed to working towards Reconciliation. Australia’s First Peoples’ perspectives are woven through all areas of our programs. Children are able to meet and learn from elders, artist, storytellers and musicians. They have the opportunity for meaningful communication with Pen Pals at a Kinder in the Northern Territory.

Our Ewing Educators and families collaborated on devising a Reconciliation Statement for our centre.

Ewing Kindergarten’s Reconciliation Statement

We at Ewing Kindergarten respectfully acknowledge the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation as traditional custodians of this land. We offer our respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage of this land.

We recognise and value the vast contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have made and are continuing to make to our country.

We acknowledge past wrongs and wish to build a bridge between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

We want to move forward in peaceful and respectful partnership where everyone’s values and perspectives are accepted, recognised and heard.

We want to learn more about the ancient and rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

We recognise the importance of sharing this knowledge with our children and families.

This gives non-Indigenous children a richer understanding of Australia’s unique history and culture, while promoting feelings of pride and belonging in Indigenous children and their families.

We do this by weaving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing  and being throughout our curriculum.

Here at Ewing Kindergarten we respect, value and celebrate the vibrant diversity of our community and beyond.