Each year Reconciliation Australia selects a different theme to celebrate NRW. The theme for NRW 2023 is “Be a Voice for Generations”. 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 service, and with the […]
In this activity, children watch the Play school episode ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ to help them to understand the significance of Country/place and to build a personal sense of responsibility for respecting the environment around them. Children are encouraged to become aware of and appreciate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contributions to sustainable Land management. Children then […]
In this activity, with the support of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, educators guide children to work together to create a shared artwork at their early learning service. This artwork will help to visibly demonstrate respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and serve as a reminder of the importance […]
This craft-based activity teaches children about the cultural meanings and significance of the colours that make up the Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag.
This activity teaches children about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their local or wider Australian community, and the value of welcoming them into their learning environments. It involves:
Guide children to construct a basic model of their local area with building blocks. Then mark important Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander places, community sites and organisations within the area. Talk positively with the children about who they might meet at these places, and what important things they might learn there.
This activity uses a range of map representations to engage children in thinking about the languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia and the distinct physical and socio-cultural geographies to which they belong.
Each year Reconciliation Australia selects a different theme to celebrate NRW. For example, the theme for NRW in 2016 was Our History, Our Story, Our Future, which came from The 2016 State of Reconciliation in Australia Report. That theme asked all Australians to reflect on our national identity, and the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait […]
The theme for NRW 2017 is Let’s Take The Next Steps. In this activity, educators support children to explore the purpose of the 2017 theme and to create their own NRW poster.
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 […]