Let’s Talk About the Theme for NRW, 2018

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a chance for all of us to take renewed action to spark a change in our schools, workplaces and communities – no matter how big or small. Each year Reconciliation Australia selects a different theme to celebrate NRW. The theme for NRW 2018 was ‘Don’t keep history a mystery’. Use the […]

Let’s Talk About the Theme for NRW, 2022

Each year, Reconciliation Australia selects a new theme to celebrate NRW. The 2022 theme is Be Brave. Make Change. In this activity, educators will support children to explore the meaning and purpose of this year’s theme. They will also consider practical opportunities for bringing this year’s theme into classrooms, around the school and with the […]

Let’s Talk About the Theme for NRW, 2019

Each year, Reconciliation Australia selects a new theme to celebrate NRW. The 2019 theme was Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage. In this activity, educators will support children to explore the meanings and purpose of the theme and create their own poster.

Let’s Talk About the Theme for NRW, 2020

The 2020 theme was In This Together. In this activity, educators will support children to explore the meaning and purpose of the theme. They will also consider practical opportunities for bringing the theme into physical and virtual classrooms, around the school and with the community during NRW and beyond. 

Let’s Talk About the Theme for NRW, 2021

Each year, Reconciliation Australia selects a new theme to celebrate NRW. The 2021 theme is More than a word. Reconciliation takes action. In this activity, educators will support children to explore the meaning and purpose of the theme. They will also consider practical opportunities for bringing the theme into classrooms, around the school and with […]

Marrin Gamu-Many Languages, One Song

First Languages Australia and ABC Education launched the ‘Marrin Gamu’ song competition to introduce Australians to the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, and to encourage them to learn about and celebrate these languages. Through engaging with translations of a song into a number of different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, children will […]

Mother Tongue

Children engage with a range of different film clips from the Mother Tongue project, produced by ABC Open. In doing so, they are encouraged to appreciate both the diversity and the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, cultures, stories and identities.

My Acknowledgement of Country

Acknowledging Country has become common practice at the start of events such as preschool assemblies, meetings and presentations. Sometimes we forget about the significance of the act of Acknowledging Country. In this activity, children develop their own unique and meaningful Acknowledgement of Country. 

My Personal Network

Support children to reflect on the learning and sharing that happens in their everyday personal network. From this personal view, they explore how important strong and supportive networks are to advancing wider collective processes, like reconciliation. 

Paul Kelly & Kev Carmody – ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’

Children listen to, and learn to sing and understand, the lyrics to Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody’s ‘From little things big things grow’ as a way to  develop an early awareness of historical socio-economic injustices towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Children will also appreciate the importance and opportunities associated with supporting Aboriginal and […]

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