Our mission is to work together to build a safe, respectful and nurturing environment focused on maximising each child’s sense of wellbeing and acquisition of skills for life and learning (Belonging, Being and Becoming).
Our vision is to create a warm, family atmosphere where educators and families feel inspired to work together in a genuine partnership focused on providing a dynamic learning environment to ensure each child realises their full potential.
Respect We aim to ensure each child is given the opportunity to play, discover and grow in an atmosphere of care and mutual respect where their dignity and rights are preserved at all times.
Emotional Security We understand the importance of establishing an emotionally secure foundation in order to support each child’s developing sense of self and empathy for others. We know that respect comes from being acknowledged, understood and empathised with in relationships that have meaning. We aim to build warm, respectful and meaningful relationships between all our children, families and educators in order to create a community of learners which is a support network for all. Inclusion We value the different gifts that each child brings to our community and embrace the many world cultures represented at Heritage. Regardless of race, gender, age, ability, social status or family structure, we aim to ensure each child is able to participate in all aspects of the Heritage program. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, identities and connections to community and country are valued and we celebrate our multicultural roots for the wealth of knowledge and understanding they bring to our community.
Holisitic Approach We take a holistic and inclusive approach to caring for and educating our children and aim to develop each child’s understanding of the world in which they live by developing broad based knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for lifelong learning. We aim to develop not only every child’s cognitive ability but also their social, physical, linguistic and emotional skills. In addition, we understand the importance of connecting children to the natural world in order to develop their respect for and sense of responsibility towards maintaining the health and beauty of the environment.