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, learning and wellbeing (Belonging, Being and Becoming).
Our vision is to create a warm and inclusive family atmosphere where all educators and families feel inspired to work together in a genuine collaborative partnership focused on providing a dynamic learning environment to ensure each child realises their full potential. Regardless of race, gender, age, ability, social status or family structure, our vision is to ensure each child is able to participate in all aspects of the program. We value the different gifts that each child brings to our community and embrace the many world cultures represented at Heritage. We celebrate our multicultural roots for the wealth of knowledge and understanding they bring to our community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, identities, perspectives, and connections to community and country are valued for their ways of being, knowing and doing.
Our Vision for Reconciliation Our Vision for Reconciliation is to look forward to a day when all Australians celebrate the longstanding and continuing contributions of the First Australians to our nation's shared history and identity. It is important that we, as a country, recognise our true history and the diverse past, present and continuing cultures and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We strive to ensure that we continue to respectfully embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in all that we do. We acknowledge that it is a child’s right to learn about the Ngunawal Land and the Traditional Custodians and their histories and are committed to reaching out to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people within our community to break down barriers and move forward together. As early childhood educators, we understand that ‘from little things big things grow’ and that a child's learning journey and reconciliation journey begins here.
Respect and Dignity 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 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. We know that respect comes from being acknowledged, understood and empathised with in relationships that have meaning, and understand the importance of establishing an emotionally secure foundation based on respect in order to support each child’s developing sense of self and empathy for others.