Recognising National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – 4th August, 2016

Today is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day! This year’s theme, ‘My Country, Our Country, We All Belong’, is focused on helping children feel connected and proud in culture. Visit the snaicc website click here  and get inspired to learn about and celebrate the crucial impact that culture, family and community play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child.

At our recent Brassall Playsession our educators and coordination unit enjoyed many opportunities to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day with their children and families, here are some of the activities that they have experienced in the photos from this session.

EYLF:  Learning Outcome 2:
Educators explore the diversity of culture, heritage, background and tradition and that diversity presents opportunities for choices and new understandings amongst the children. They become aware of connections, similarities and differences between people and plan experiences and provide resources that broaden children’s perspectives and encourage appreciation of diversity.

PRINCIPLE 4:  Respect for diversity
There are many ways of living, being and of knowing. Children are born belonging to a culture, which is not only influenced by traditional practices, heritage and ancestral knowledge, but also by the experiences, values and beliefs of individual families and communities. Respecting diversity means within the curriculum valuing and reflecting the practices, values and beliefs of families. Educators honour the histories, cultures, languages, traditions, child rearing practices and lifestyle choices of families.