Every child is welcomed with genuine warmth, and what they have to contribute is celebrated in each Jabiru community.
Without the Touchstone of belonging, a child feels alienated and lost.
Children know they belong when we know their names, care about them, listen to their stories and opinions, and value the fact that they also listen to us.
Belonging is the confident sense children have in who they are; both in relationship to other people like them, and to people different from them.
Being included and celebrated is not something that happens in a community despite children’s differences, but because of them.