” We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we meet today, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today.”
We are proud to offer an Aboriginal Inspired educational program, collaborating with Traditional Custodian Aboriginal Elder; Uncle Allen Lena.
We introduced and embedded the ‘Empowering our Youth’ program into our curriculum to honour and educate our youth about our native culture and support our Aboriginal families.
To invest in children our cultural knowledge and unite us as one. This program is modified for every age group. Uncle Allen teaches educational interactive lessons every three weeks and collaborates with Teachers and Educators to extend on these teachings until his next visit. Every lesson is linked to the EYLF program.
Teaching through Aboriginal processes and protocols, not just Aboriginal content validates and teaches through Aboriginal culture and will enhance learning for all children.
Common ground between mainstream and Aboriginal pedagogies:
- Learning through narrative;
- Planning and visualising explicit processes.
- Working non-verbally with self reflection, hands on methods.
- Learning through images, symbols and metaphors.
- using indirect, innovative and interdisciplinary approaches.
- Modelling and scaffolding by working from wholes to parts.
- Connecting learning to local values, needs and knowledge.