Children’s sense of belonging is built through strong connections to family, culture and community.
Knowing who you are and where you belong—with family, culture and community—is important.
When children and families feel connected to community, they find friends and develop a sense of belonging and wellbeing.
Queenslanders have diverse cultural backgrounds, languages, values and beliefs.
When everyone is recognised, feels included and welcomed, we build a positive sense of belonging and encourage children to embrace and celebrate the diversity around them.
This creates a shared understanding and respect for identity.
What does this look like?
Having friends and feeling connected to community is good for families.
Local festivals, community gardens, sporting and cultural activities all offer opportunities to
connect to community and belong.
Participating in community life builds wellbeing and provides opportunities to share culture.
What family or cultural traditions are important to you and your children? How can you share these with friends or neighbours?