Early Learning students celebrate NAIDOC Week

In celebration of NAIDOC Week, our youngest learners on vacation care creatively explored art, language and this year's theme, 'Heal Country!'

The children in Early Learning Vacation Care explored the Darug Language through art, and discussed the theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week poster, Heal Country! 

Students used mixed media to draw their chosen animal, and with the support of staff, they enjoyed writing the name of that animal in the Darug language.

“The children have been working effortlessly and with great enthusiasm,” said Early Learning Educator Sonja Weidenmaier.

Students also took a moment to reflect on the theme of the 2021 NAIDOC Week poster and its elements, and were prompted to continue dialogue on the poster with questions such as, what does it mean to care for country?

Below are some of the student responses.

“Care for Country means not to put rubbish on the floor,” said Bentura.

“We need to take care of our world,” said Josefina.

It has been wonderful to see our students recognising this important week through collaborative and meaningful activities.

For a full overview of the week’s activities click here.

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