We wish to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation and their Elders past and present. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.
Buttercups Childcare has been celebrating NAIDOC Week and our children have had some wonderful experiences. Each child created their own unique artwork for our Indigenous display, a Rainbow Serpent from the Aboriginal dream time story; and enjoyed getting messy in the process.
Our Lavender children used their fine motor skills by using q-tips to do dot painting on boomerangs and wonderful patterns onto fallen leaves, with different Indigenous colours. Working with sand, to create their own markings, our children also explored the symbolism of sand markings.
NAIDOC Week is the perfect time for the children to explore our Indigenous Australian culture and history.
NAIDOC week celebrations are being held across Australia from 4-11 July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This year’s theme ‘Heal Country!’ calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our land, waters, sacred sites and our cultural heritage to prevent exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
To find out more about NAIDOC Week visit naidoc.org.au