Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning aims to create a community of positive and engaged schools and early learning services that are committed to promoting reconciliation between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Narragunnawali is designed to support all schools and early learning services in Australia to develop environments that 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, Traditional Owners of the land on which Reconciliation Australia’s Canberra office is located, meaning alive, wellbeing, coming together and peace.
Narragunnawali is an interactive platform for anyone committed to increasing knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions in Australian schools and early learning services.
Narragunnawali community members are supported to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) by registering existing initiatives or to begin a new journey through committing to actions that are aligned to the reconciliation framework of Relationships, Respect and Opportunities. RAP Actions can be implemented in the classroom, around the school or early learning service and with the community, providing schools and early learning services a practical and usable framework for whole-scale change.
Updated platform coming!
We will soon be launching an updated Narragunnawali platform. We have spoken to many teachers and educators about how best to support schools and early learning services to progress reconciliation, and we have built feedback from this process into new features of the updated Narragunnawali platform.
The updated platform is free for anyone to access, and includes a number of new features to strengthen the RAP development process, as well as hundreds of new curriculum and professional learning resources. Members of the Narragunnawali community can also now connect with other schools and early learning services with RAPs all across the country by viewing the new ‘Who has a RAP?’ interactive map.
Current members of the Narragunnawali community are invited to learn about some exciting updates to the Narragunnawali online platform. We’ll walk you through how to refresh your Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), and demonstrate some of the new features and functions to support your school or early learning service’s reconciliation journey.
Nominations are open for the inaugural Narragunnawali Awards! The 2017 Narragunnawali Awards will recognise and celebrate reconciliation excellence in the education sector. All Australian schools and early learning services that have commenced or completed a Narragunnawali Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) are eligible to be nominated for an Award.
Narragunnawali News contains information about reconciliation in Australia, ideas for driving reconciliation in schools and early learning services, and highlights of great things happening in schools and early learning services across the country.
School and early learning service Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) provide school and early learning working groups with a whole school framework to implement positive and meaningful action in the classroom, around the school or early learning service and with the community.
Our collection of resources are a great starting point for teachers and educators wanting to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the classroom.
Explore Narragunnawali’s professional learning resources to build staff awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, and contributions, and to support the implementation of reconciliation initiatives.