Touching Ngunnawal Land
As part of the weekly program for Reconciliation Week, Mr Jacob invited the children to connect to the land on which they play and live.
Mr Jacob gathered the children in the Nursery 2 yard and guided them to kneel and touch the ground while explaining, “The ground that you are touching belongs to the Ngunnawal Ngambri people and children who have owned and looked after this land for many, many years.” The children were then encouraged to explore other parts of the yard by feeling different parts of the ground.
National Sorry Day
Preschoolers engaged in a meaningful art craft learning experience with Ms Purnima working collaboratively to create a collage of a ‘Sorry Board’ comprised of crayons and handprints.
National Sorry Day is our apology and acknowledgement of the mistreatment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who were forcibly removed from their families and communities in the past.
The preschoolers could ask many questions on the topic as Ms Purnima carefully explained the meaning of National Sorry
Day. Preschoolers were encouraged to colour the cut-outs of their handprints to express their acknowledgment and understanding of Reconciliation.
Throughout this activity, Preschoolers displayed an impressive sense of belonging and positive social-emotional skills when exploring and discussing Australian history, alongside fine motor skills while using scissors and glue.