March Cultural Squad Meeting

Yesterday, leaders from each of our centre’s Cultural Squads came together for a meeting to discuss the ways in which we can continue to work on embedding respectful, meaningful and purposeful Indigenous perspectives and experiences into our every day practices. We would like to thank Shannon Mavin from Indigenous Services Group a proud Gomeroi and…

Narragunnawali Awards 2021

“Held biennially since 2017, the Narragunnawali Awards is the first national awards program that recognises and celebrates Australian schools and early learning services that are implementing outstanding reconciliation initiatives. Finalists are acknowledged for strengthening relationships, building respect, and providing meaningful opportunities in the classroom, around the school or service, and with the community. Online applications for the Narragunnawali…

Waratah 2 outdoor fun

Today at Waratah 2 we made our water play in the sunshine even more fun by adding some corn flour to make goop. The children loved mixing the water and cornflour with their hands and feet to make it change texture. At the end of this wonderful messy play experience we ran under the hose…

Waratah 2 – Sense of belonging

At our Waratah 2 centre, they have continuing on their journey on embedding the Aboriginal pedagogy framework into everyday curriculum play spaces. This has been a wonderful journey on educators and children learning together. During NAIDOC the educators have been participating in daily professional training that they are implementing into their daily practices. We aim…

Cardiff NAIDOC Week 2020

To celebrate NAIDOC week the children at Tillys Cardiff have worked together to create a mural of the Awabakal totem. “Birabahn,” is the traditional name of the totem. The eagle-hawk has special significance for the Awabakal people. Kon, their “celestial entity”, looks like an Aboriginal man, but in flight resembles an eagle-hawk. Once the mural…

Waratah 2 Remembrance Day 2020

Today at Tillys Waratah 2, our children and Educators came together, meeting in our front yard to participate in Remembrance Day. Some of the children from each age group were given the opportunity to position the three flags we display each day at half mast. At 11am we had a minute silence while we listened…