Pre-School and Long Day Care
Children enjoyed learning about Australian Aboriginal culture and been part of this special week. Educators worked hard to arrange the age appropriate activities for children to understand with music, language, art, craft, and dream time stories. For example, learning Inanay Gapu Wana song, Aboriginal dance, gum tree leaves painting, and boomerang dot painting to name a few.
Pelican Preschool would like to take this moment to say thank you to the Dharawal people for the thousands of years of care and respect they have shown to this country and pay my respects to their cultures and traditions. We would also like to thank the Dharawal people for allowing us to work in this country, to continue working towards improving the profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to educate the wider community regarding the value and integrity of Aboriginal culture and ways of knowing.
We would like to pay our respect to the Elders past and present, with special respect to our future elders the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. We would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal brothers and sisters present that continue to work and lay the foundation of a strong, proud Aboriginal race and I extend that greeting to the non-Aboriginal brothers and sisters.