NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. Source: http://www.naidoc.org.au
Jayne and Cathy took Max and Bronte down to Newcastle to celebrate NAIDOC week this year. They were able to participate in hand painting activities, enjoyed playing drums, witnessed a smoking ceremony as well as watched a performance of traditional aboriginal dancers. They were lucky enough to have their photo taken with a young aboriginal boy who was extremely proud to share his culture with the children. Jayne describe the excursion as an "fantastic event for the children at "kids on care" to be ivolved in."
Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
* Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
* Children respond to diversity with respect Children become aware of fairness
* Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.
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