Reconciliation Australia - Narragunnawali
Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali program supports all schools and early learning services in Australia to foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people that means alive, wellbeing, coming together and peace. Narragunnawali’s online platform is free to access and provides practical ways to introduce meaningful reconciliation initiatives in the classroom, around the school and with the community through:
RECONCILIATION ACTION PLANS
A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a formal statement of commitment to promoting reconciliation between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A RAP demonstrates to the community that a school or early learning service is forward thinking about reconciliation and committed to making positive change. Narragunnawali provides an online tool to guide teachers, educators and community members through the development and implementation of a RAP. The process is flexible and can be tailored to meet the needs of the school or early learning service, and the local community.
Often, teachers and educators are committed to supporting reconciliation but don’t know how or where to start. Narragunnawali provides a wide range of professional learning resources for teachers and educators to support the implementation of reconciliation initiatives in the classroom, around the school or early learning service and with the community. These resources assist teachers and educators to meet the National Quality Standard and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. As part of professional learning, Narragunnawali also offers regular webinars about reconciliation in education.
Many teachers and educators are looking for meaningful resources to help teach about reconciliation. Narragunnawali provides resources to promote reconciliation and to strengthen children and students’ knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions. The resources are aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum and can be used as is, or adapted to suit the local context.
There are many schools and early learning services that show exceptional dedication to reconciliation. The biennial Narragunnawali Awards recognise and celebrate this excellence.
Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.