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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.

If you want to better promote your own local event, simply fill out the event registration and let everyone know how you’re going to celebrate our little ones on 4 August.


ACT


Gungahlin Child & Family Centre

Contact: Megan Daley, megan.daley@act.gov.au, 02 6205 7168

They will invite their local Koori Preschool to the center to have a celebration with other groups run in the center during the day. They will also have a Deadly Bubs playgroup that will be involved. The older kids will be involved in planning the activities for the younger kids.


YWCA Currawong

Contact: Amanda Van Tricht, Amanda.Van.Tricht@ywca-canberra.org.au, 02 62 735 911

They will be running a variety of activities for Children’s Day such as art, dancing and storytelling at 41 Sydney Ave Barton, ACT.


NSW


Glenroi Heights Public School

Contact: Kylie Greatbatch, kylie.greatbatch@det.nsw.edu.au, 02 6362 7191

They will be celebrating with a whole school disco with prizes to win.


Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service

Contact: Amy Townsend, amyt@walgettams.com.au, 0428 678 852

They will be celebrating Children’s Day with a morning tea, arts and craft, a jumping castle, and a meet and greet with Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service health professionals.


Building Strong Foundations Bathurst

Contact: Kylie Rogan, Kylie.Rogan@health.nsw.gov.au, 02 6330 5635

Bathurst Aboriginal Children’s Day will be celebrated on Friday 9 August at TOWRI preschool from 10am-12pm. All are welcome to attend.


Awabakal Ltd

Contact: Julie Rose, jrose@awabakal.org, 0428 386 649

They will hole an Awabakal Baby Welcoming Ceremony on 1st August 2019 from 10am-1pm at Newcastle City Hall, King Street Newcastle. Seventy of their beautiful 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 day’s activities to show the journey of their families with their Awabakal community.

Most 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, which will provide a sense of belonging they hope will carry them through their journeys in life.


LiveBetter/ in Collaboration

Contact: Jena Glover, jena.glover@livebetter.org.au, 0427 158 394

They will hold a Children’s Day community event, with activities for all. There will be a focus on early childhood but all welcome including families. A picnic lunch and fruit will be supplied for this fantastic day! It will be held of Thursday the 8th of August at Victoria Park Dubbo, from 10am-12pm, and will be followed by lunch.


Moree East Public School

Contact: Denise Haines, Denise.Haines@health.nsw.gov.au, 02 6757 0267

Moree East Public School is hosting a celebration on Friday 2nd August. Grace Lutheren Preschool and Aussie Kids Daycare will be attending. Activities will include story-telling, sand art, language, Aboriginal Dancing and more.


Yalbillinga Boori Day Care Centre

Contact: Caroline Bamblett, ybdcc@bigpond.net.au, 02 6342 1300

On Monday the 5th of August 2019 they will hold a Children’s Day morning tea and traditional Indigenous games activity from 10.30-11.30am.


Giiguy Gamambi Preschool and Lifetime Connect

Contact: Eddie Dangar, readysetgo@lifetimeconnect.org.au, 0417 585 258

They will hold a sports day including a Mini Olympics for children under the age of 6 years in the Nambucca Valley at Buz Brazel Oval, Scotts Head NSW. Preschool, kindergarten and playgroup children from the Nambucca Valley will gather for four hours of field events; running races, sack races, egg and spoon races and many group games, including the all-time favourite Uncle Ritchie’s obstacle course. Uncle Ritchie Donovan facilitates the day. Families are welcome to join in the fun, just bring a picnic. If it’s raining, the event will be cancelled.


Community Kids Early Learning Centre

Contact: Kristy Piper, griffith@communitykids.net.au, 02 6962 4188

The Children’s Day event will be held at the Long Day Care Service, 42 Noorebar Ave Griffith.


Aboriginal Children’s Service

Contact: Natalie Cordukes, natalie@paddingtoncc.org, 0407 066 288, http://www.acsredfern.org

This event will be held at Reconciliation Park, 13-15 George St, Redfern on Sunday 4th August from 11am-2pm.

Families are invited to come along and celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day with SNAICC Children’s Day bags, food, children’s activities, performances and a whole lot of fun!!!


Play Group NSW

Contact: Sehr Minhas, sminhas@playgroupnsw.org.au, 02 9684 9506 – 1800 171 882, https://www.playgroupnsw.org.au

Playgroup NSW and Gummyaney Preschool invite all children to come along to a park Marlet Square Grafton, on 1 August 2019 from 10am-1pm.

They will have storytelling, a petting zoo, face painting play activities, ice cream vouchers, and giveaway bags for first 100 children. Playgroups are a place where children (0-6) and parents and carers meet to have fun and learn through play. At playgroup you can share ideas and the joys, challenges and frustrations of parenting.


Sarah Redfern PS Preschool

Contact: Lara Elliott, Lara.Elliott1@det.nsw.edu.au

The children will be learning a traditional dance, songs and outdoor games with seniors in the AECG group at our school. The children will be sharing stories about their families, and making a painting about their favourite part of being a child. Educators will introduce our acknowledgement of Country.


Li’l Achievers

Contact: Jade Bartlett, jadebartlett12@gmail.com, 02 6742 6892


Mickeys World Heba

Contact: Ali hebaa@mickeysworldgreenacre.com.au, 02 9709 5378


YWCA

Contact: Jodi Law, jodi.law@ywca.org.au, 0425 366 979

A YWCA community event to celebrate local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. The event will be held at Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre from 10am-2pm. Join them for free, fun children’s activities, cultural celebrations and lunch.


Cardiff Child Care

Contact: Shannon Crowley, enquiries@cardiffchildcare.com.au, 02 4954 6244