Childrens Garden Kindercare

NGNY Developer

We will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander this day with children sitting around an outdoor fire.
We will start with our Acknowledgement of the Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation, in this they thank Bunjil and Waa the crow for looking after them, the land and the waterways. The children will be wearing jogolga they have made, these necklaces have significance and connection to Victorian Aboriginal culture. As we we tell stories that are connected to Victorian Aboriginal lands and language as we believe when we tell stories of local culture, we begin to help ourselves and children understand the history and culture of where we live work and play and important connections to country are made.
On the fire we will cook our damper and whilst we wait, sing songs, including Head Shoulders Knees and toes in language of Daly RIver, NT, taught to us by our friends from Miriam Rose Foundation when they visited us last year at our kindergarten.
The children will watch us proudly placing hand knitted black, yellow, and red bands high up in our gum tree to signify we welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait families, and children to our service. The children are looking forward to this day very much, as are the adults.