NARRAGUNNAWALI: Reconciliation in Education
Narragunnawali is a program of Reconciliation Australia which supports educators to foster a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions. Reconciliation Tasmania has partnered with Reconciliation Australia to support schools and early learning services in Tasmania to take action toward reconciliation in the classroom, around the school and with the community. These workshops will introduce you to professional learning and curriculum resources, and the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) process, to support a whole-school or service commitment to reconciliation.
The next Narragunnawali workshops are scheduled for November:
Burnie – Monday 18th November, Burnie High School, 4-6pm.
Launceston – Tuesday 19th November, Invermay Primary School, 4-6pm.
Hobart – Wednesday 20th November, The Friends’ School, 4-6pm.
The cost is $30 per person. Bookings can be made through the link to Eventbrite on the ‘Events’ page.
How do I host a Narragunnawali workshop at my Early Learning Centre, Primary School, Secondary School or College?
If you are interested in Reconciliation Tasmania hosting a workshop at your place of education, for the purpose of providing professional development for your staff, please contact us for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Narragunnawali Community
Members of the Narragunnawali community have access to an interactive platform that contains:
- An online tool to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
- Curriculum resources aligned with national state/territory school and early learning frameworks
- A wide range of professional learning resources aligned with national professional teaching standards
- Relevant professional standards for teachers include:
- Focus Areas: 1.3, 1.4, 2.4, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, & 7.4
Reconciliation Action Plan:
A RAP demonstrates to the community that your school or early learning service is forward-thinking about reconciliation and committed to making positive change. Narragunnawali guides 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 services, and the local community.
Narragunnawali provides resources to promote reconciliation and to strengthen children and students’ knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders histories, cultures and contribution. 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.
In the case of Tasmanian Education, The Orb is a collection of online multimedia resources designed to assist the teaching of Tasmanian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in a local context. The Orb provides the teaching content while Narragunnawali provides the tools to teach this content. https://www.theorb.tas.gov.au/
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 and with the community. These resources assist teachers and educators to meet the National Quality Standard (early learning educators) and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (primary and secondary school teachers).
The Circle Group
The Circle Group members are key education providers who support the Narragunnawali platform in our schools and early learning centres. The Group meets quarterly to discuss the progress of the Narragunnawali program and, from a broader perspective, what’s happening in the Reconciliation in Education space.