Narragunnawali Awards 2021 nomination deadline extended 14 May 2021
Held biennially since 2017, the Narragunnawali Awards are the only national awards program that recognises and celebrates Australian schools and early learning services that are implementing outstanding reconciliation initiatives.
Finalists are acknowledged for strengthening relationships, building respect, and providing meaningful opportunities in the classroom, around the school or service, and with the community.
There are two categories with early learning being the second and incorporates services in early childhood education and care, preschool, family day care and out of school hours care services settings.
Recognising the role of exceptional educators is especially important, Reconciliation Australia CEO, Karen Mundine said, as the State of Reconciliation in Australia Report consistently asserts the role of education as a driving force in the reconciliation movement.
“If we are to move forward, reconciliation must happen where we live, where we learn and where we work, and schools and early learning services are at the heart of this. Education is critical to how we understand and think about the world and about reconciliation; the earlier we have these conversations the better.”
“These awards showcase the huge amount of substantive work occurring in schools and early learning services, not only through teaching about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the classroom, but also through building relationships across education settings and their local communities.”
To nominate a school or service for the Awards please click here and once nominated the school or service can submit their current Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) after logging in here or create a RAP for submission here.