SNAICC is excited to announce the 2016 theme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day!
Held on 4 August each year, Children’s Day has been celebrated across the country since 1988 and is Australia’s largest national day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
The theme for Children’s Day in 2016 is My Country, Our Country – We All Belong, and is about celebrating our culture, connection to each other and the future together.
The day also recognises those working with our children and families across the sector, and raises awareness about critical issues impacting our children.
How to get involved
Children’s Day is a celebration and provides us with an opportunity to bring our communities and workplaces together to acknowledge our kids and their culture.
Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate Children’s Day:
- Host a morning tea
- Host a BBQ or luncheon
- Invite an Elder or a community representative to talk about Children’s Day
- Run an arts and craft session
- Organise a concert
- Hold a sporting day
- Hold a flag raising ceremony
Children’s Day bags
To help support and celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 2016, SNAICC has produced a fantastic resource bag for kids!
This year’s bag contains:
- Reusable Carry Bag x1
- Temporary Tattoos x4
- Trucker Cap x1
- Native seedling packet x1
- Children’s Day Activity Book x1
- Mini pack of coloured pencils x1
Bags are only $6 each (including postage*) and are strictly limited.
Stay tuned for further updates in the coming weeks. If you have any questions about 2016 celebrations please contact our Children’s Day Coordinator, Michelle, at firstname.lastname@example.org.