The Event Showcase is a great way to find how other organisations, communities, friends and families are celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day right across Australia.
Canberra Baptist Church
Contact: Martin Reilly, Martin@canbap.org, 0491 333 103, www.canbap.org
Cooinda Cottage – NBCA
Contact: Molly Rhodin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0478 184 809, www.nbca.org.au
Launching recently designed and printed Cooinda Cottage Reconciliation Action Journey children’s book, in all five rooms of the service.
Asking the older children if they could write a letter to future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, what would it say.
Contact: Grant Lukins, email@example.com, 0422 886 292
Running several events across the week following Children’s day including a Buroinjin Competition and teaching Taba Naba school wide as part of our social dance unit.
Contact: Amanda Van Tricht, Amanda.Van.Tricht@ywca-canberra.org.au, 02 6273 5911
The event will be held at 41 Sydney Avenue, Barton ACT and will involve a range of experiences including art, dancing and storytelling.
Contact: Jo Barton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 6021 2050
We will be celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day by having local Wiradjuri artist David Dunn visit and conduct art workshops across the week with our children.
Awabakal Baby Welcoming Ceremony
Contact: Julie Rose, email@example.com, 0428 386 649
This event will be held on the 1st of August 2019 from 10am-1pm at Newcastle City Hall, King Street Newcastle.
80 of their beauiful babies will be welcomed to community and presented to Elders. This is their fifth anniversary and will be lead by the Awabakal family health team at the AMS. This is a major event on the Newcastle Indigenous calendar and they are expecting a record number of guests and plenty of media attention.
Also in line with the theme this year they will be including their playgroup, pre-school and primary children in the days activities to show the journey of our families with our Awabakal community.
More importantly they get to celebrate the birth of their future generations and give them all a beautiful start to life with a blessing and acknowledgment from Elders and community. A sense of belonging they hope will carry them through their journey in life.
Baulkham Hills Family Day Care
Contact: Renee Long, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 8843 2563
Children across the service will be participating engage in traditional Aboriginal games in the modern context. WE PLAY!
Children throughout the range of services have the opportunity to learn a traditional song in Pitjantjatjara. WE LEARN!
Children are encouraged to share their stories about the home, family and friends. WE BELONG!
Bambinis Child Care Centre
Contact: Samantha Lewis, email@example.com, 0408 111 424
Holding structured play time for the children focusing on Indigenous teachings about community and belonging.
Contact: Katrina Ross, firstname.lastname@example.org
Launch of the new www.deadlytots.com.au
Epping Little Sprouts
Contact: Daniela Debowy, email@example.com, 02 9876 5960
Will be running different experiences that are torres strait islander and aboriginal themed.
Fisher Road School
Contact: Caroline White, Caroline.firstname.lastname@example.org, 0448 857 451
Inter-school community day with Dee Why Public school, community members and Flag Raising Ceremony.
Giiguy Gamambi Preschool and Lifetime Connect
Contact: Eddie Dangar, email@example.com, 0417 585 258
When: Friday 2 August
Where: Nambucca Valley at Buz Brazel Oval, Scotts Head NSW
Sports Day – Mini Olympics for children under the age of 6 years. Preschool, kindergarten and playgroup children from the Nambucca Valley gather for four hours of field events: running races, sack races, egg and spoon races and many group games including the all time favorite Uncle Ritchie’s obstacle course. Uncle Ritchie Donovan facilitates the day.
Families are welcome to join in the fun. Bring a picnic.
Contact: Belle Langlo, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0421 735 521
Girls Academy students will help host an event at Marang Gunya Community Centre with a local Aboriginal playgroup.
Goodstart Early Learning, Carlton
Contact: Natali Adioski, Nadioski@goodstart.org.au, 02 9546 8281
They will be holding an event for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.
Growing Patch Early Learning Centre
Contact: Thanh Phan, email@example.com, 02 9570 6432
Art and craft, and traditional games at Growing Patch in Bexley, NSW.
Hurstville Early Learning Centre
Contact: Ria Goulimis, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 9570 6445
We play: Children will be participating in traditional Aboriginal games.
We learn: Children will be learning a traditional song in Dharawal with actions.
We belong: Children will be sharing stories in our designated yarning space about their families and learning our updated acknowledgement of country.
IFYSS – Pathfinders
Contact: Ashleigh Lackay, email@example.com, 0427 224 351
Children’s Day will be celebrated with a day in the park as part of a weekly supported playgroup which is held in Ashford, with morning tea provided. They will hold a pot decorating and flower planting activity for children.
Just Little Kids ELC
Contact: Oriana Ricci, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 9707 3633
Learn and perform Taba Naba for our families in week 29 July.
Kiah Preschool, Moree
Contact: Kim Connors, email@example.com, 02 6752 1099
Killarney Vale Preschool
Contact: Karen Currie, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 4388 2230
Using this year’s theme of We play, We Learn, We Belong as a starting point for children to create their own art work.
The Learning and Healing Centre, Orana Haven
Contact: Jacqueline Read, Jacquelineread@oranahaven.com.au, 0418 252 409
Open community picnic with games, dance and music.
Little Yuin Aboriginal Preschool
Contact: Kim Cooke, email@example.com, 02 4473 7396
When: Monday 5 August, 10.30am-12.30pm
In partnership with Red Cross, a morning tea for the local community and families at Little Yuin.
Activities include: Face painting, building a NAIDOC family tree, group time – children sing cultural songs together; painting on canvas using natural colours and collected fallen sticks to frame the children’s artwork. The local newspaper will be invited.
On Wednesday 7 August, local Yr 6 students from a school visit to read stories and play games with the children.
The Yellow Cottage Preschool
Contact: Emma Fogarty, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 6545 3389
When: Tuesday 6 August and Thursday 8 August
Where: 69 Liverpool St, Scone, NSW 2337
Held over two afternoon, the preschool will be launching their Reconciliation Action Plan and enjoying some lovely afternoon tea made by the children. All welcome at this celebration. To join in our special art activity that will become part of each rooms Acknowledgement to Country display.
Mixed Mobs Dance Group
Contact: Emiliy Punu, Em5chanel@yahoo.com.au, Mixed Mobs Dance Facebook page
Over the Rainbow Family Daycare Centre
Contact: Amanda Wellings, email@example.com
Peter Rabbit Community Preschool
Contact: Linda Atwood, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 9489 3699
We will be organising a variety of sport type games and learning more about the Aboriginal culture.
Play Group NSW
Contact: Sehr Minhas, email@example.com, 02 9684 9506, www.playgroupnsw.org.au
When: Friday 1 August, 10am-1pm
Playgroup NSW & Gummyaney preschool invites all children to come along to a park Market Square Grafton
Pied Piper Preschool
Contact: Anita van den Berg, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 6355 7440
The preschool will be celebrating National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.
Revesby Heights Kindergarten
Contact: Kirsten Kilpatrick, email@example.com, 0412 897 233
The kindergarten will celebrate Children’s Day on Monday 5 August.
Royal Far West
Dan Zandberg, firstname.lastname@example.org, (02) 8966 8500
Children who visit Royal Far West in Manly this week will be immersed in Indigenous culture while they create dot paintings, enjoy the flavours of the Stoney Range Bush Tucker Walk, make damper, learn weaving and craft rain sticks.
Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD)
In partnership with Campbell Page and QPRC
Contact: Fernando Skyan, skyan.Fernando@health.nsw.gov.au, 0467 780 353
When: Sunday 4 August, 2019, 11am-1pm
Where: QPRC Indoor Sports , Yass Road, Queanbeyan
Free event with food, inflatable obstacle course, treasure hunt, games, craft, activities and giveaways.
Stokes Street Montessori Academy
Contact: Amber Zeidy, email@example.com, 02 8916 7508
Stokes Street is inviting families to participate in our Aboriginal craft activities planned by teachers. Children will also perform on Aboriginal songs.
Contact: Gillian O’Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s a Child in All of Us 🎈
Contact: Petrina O’Brien, email@example.com, 0414 544 095
Petrina will be holding a Children’s Day event at Flip Out, Smeaton Grange, Anderson Road NSW, on Sunday 4 August from 12-4pm. The event will celebrate loving and supporting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children through play, learning and belonging. “We’re bringing families back together.”
Contact: Janelle Hogan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0423 950 144
For Children’s Day they will have a barbecue and do some art work with kids involving calico squares, some washable paint spray, red, black and yellow hand prints, and print out flags.
Yalbillinga Boori Day Care Centre MACS
Contact: Caroline Bamblett, email@example.com, 02 6342 1300
When: Monday 5 August 2019, 10.30am-11.30am
Morning tea and Traditional Indigenous games with local high school children on .