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Mount Colah Public School

Mount Colah Public School

Preparing Children for the Future

Telephone02 9477 3627


We acknowledge and respect the ongoing strength of the spiritual presence of the Darug and Guringai people in the Shire. We acknowledge that this was their land and water and that they remain its spiritual custodians. In the spirit of Reconciliation we commit ourselves to recognise Indigenous culture as an important part of our heritage; educate ourselves and our children in the culture and history of the Indigenous peoples of this land.

Mount Colah After School Care Association Inc. is known as BASC. As a not-for-profit service with a Parent Committee, we believe in providing an out of hours school care to families where children are nurtured, children are safe, and children & families have a sense of belonging.

We believe in protecting children’s rights. We believe children have a right to enjoy their childhood, through play, friendships, inclusion, and respect. We believe that children have a voice and their voice should be heard. We view listening as a crucial part of communication which invites an exchange of ideas.

We believe in equity and inclusion.  Our diverse community is reflected in our Educators, children and families.  We believe in making sure every child and family has the support they need to be successful. We respect and embrace diversity and difference and act against bias and unfairness.

We believe we are privileged to be surrounded by beautiful bushland.  We work in partnership with the school on sustainability education, enabling educators and children to promote a sense of responsibility, show respect for the natural environment, be active participants and bring about enquiry and social change.

We believe in the power of partnerships and the power of collaboration. Through collaboration we can build genuine partnerships with families, children, and the school whilst celebrating the diversity within our local community.

We believe that by creating flexible, and challenging environments, children will learn through play and feel empowered to make decisions.  As Educators we believe the art of teaching involves imagination and possibilities.  We embrace teachable moments and take the lead from BASC children, embarking on collaborative journeys, valuing creativity, and different ways of seeing, knowing and representing.

We recognise children and Educators as strong, resourceful, and competent. It is through collaboration and reflection that our Educational Program; BASC TO THE FUTURE continues to evolve.   BASC to the Future is guided by the My Time Our Place Framework, where we are influenced by children, families,  philosophies, values, pedagogical theories, and beliefs. 

This philosophy has been created by the Families, Children and Educators of Mount Colah BASC. 2021

Acknowledgement of Country

Written by the Children of BASC

Revised April 2021

We at Mount Colah BASC would like to say thank you to the Darug and Guringai people for letting us share their land.

We promise to look after your land, your bush, your animals,and your people too.

We will listen to our Elders with our heads and hearts and build connections with our land and your people.

Hello Land (rub the floor)

Hello Sky (raise hands)

Hello Me (hug self) and

Hello Friends (sweep arms open)