And the Narragunnawali Award winner is…… 

Congratulations Explore & Develop Penrith South for winning Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali award! It’s been a privilege to work with you this last year. To find out more about this amazing service visit http://www.facebook.com/ReconciliationAus/videos/10155094546538807/ Read More

Koori Curriculum visits Explore & Develop Narraweena

Nestled in the quiet streets of Sydneys Northern Beaches lies one of Early Childhoods best kept secrets, Explore & Develop Narraweena. The Koori Curriculum arrived to deliver an inservice on Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Early Childhood Curriculums and were completely taken a back by this services beautiful outdoor learning environment.  Below: the centre is engulfed Read More

Concord West Rhodes Pre-School

Last week the Koori Curriculum Educators  Yarning Circle visited Concord West Rhodes Preschool. During our visit we had the opportunity to explore the services two preschool rooms and their spacious outdoor learning environment that overlooks the local river. Participants walked away completely inspired by the way educators respectfully embed Aboriginal perspectives throughout their whole program. Read More

Celebrating NAIDOC at SDN Surry Hills

During NAIDOC week, the children at Surry Hills engaged in a number of experiences to support their knowledge of Australia Indigenous history, culture and language. The week started with an excursion to NAIDOC in the City, which was held in Hyde Park. Whilst there the children created artworks based on meeting place and the Aboriginal Read More

Tiggers Honeypot NAIDOC Celebrations – Madeleine Masters

Tigger’s Honeypot (one of the four Early Years services at the University of New South Wales) sits on the land of the Bidjigal people. Every day we strive to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in our curriculum. In recognition of NAIDOC Week 2017, the children and educators engaged in the annual events at Read More

Explore & Develop Penrith South NAIDOC – Thursday

Today one of Explore & Develops friends Uncle Perry came to visit the Grasshopper children. Uncle Perry is a an Aboriginal artist, dancer and knowledge holder and regularly visits our pre schoolers throughout the year. When Uncle Perry came to visit he was painted up which provoked a lot of questions and discussion amongst the children. ‘Why is his hair Read More

Victoria NAIDOC March

Rhiannon Jackson is an early childhood educator in Victoria who has kindly shared her experience at a local NAIDOC March in Victoria with the Koori Curriculum and our followers. Thanks Rhiannon. Wominjeka (Welcome), Biladu-njan-warr (how are you), my name is Rhiannon and I live and work on Wurundjeri Land and Woiwurrung language in Victoria. I Read More

Explore & Develop Penrith South NAIDOC Week – Wednesday

The time had come to begin the construction of our Humpie (Gunyah). Excitement filled the air in the Grasshopper room and the faces of our children were that of sheer enthusiasm, with huge smiles from one ear to the other as we each picked up a branch and began to place them together to create Read More

Challenging Our Own Bias

Last month I had the privilege of facilitating a panel at the annual Explore & Develop conference on Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives in Early Childhood Curriculums. Our panellist spoke to a range of topics including acknowledgement to country, reconciliation action plans, Aboriginal art programs and embedding Aboriginal perspectives with under twos. However the most moving presentation Read More

Explore & Develop Penrith South NAIDOC Week Tuesday

NAIDOC Week Tuesday It’s no secret that our Grasshopper children are very creative and love expressing their imaginations in different and innovative ways, such as dramatic play and storytelling. As they engage in story telling experiences through the creative arts we decided to introduced an Aboriginal digging stick to the children during our yarning circle. We came Read More

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