Indigenous Perspectives – Colchester Park Preschool
At Colchester Park our dedicated educators nurture a strong connection to the environment and the land around us. This year we would like to focus on Indigenous Australians, learning about culture and connections to our beautiful country. We will do this in three ways Practical (Games, stories and music), Symbolic (Displaying flags) and Substantive (Incursions). Through this we can ensure our children gain a deeper understanding of their community and promote rich discussions about diversity.
The major costs associated with the project are
Practical- Music,puzzles, posters, books, dolls, artwork and images presenting Indigenous peoples and cultures Symbolic- Maps of Australia, Indigenous flag on display Substantive- Incursions, fostering positive working relationships and an understanding of our Local Kulin nation as we in Knox have the second largest population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Melbourne's Eastern Metropolitan Region.
The $1,000 grant will be used
Musical Equipment including clap sticks, Didgeridoo etc- $200Australian Geographic – Indigenous Languages Mat - $349.95Unpainted Wooden Boomerangs – Pack of 10 x 6- $77.70Indigenous Flag - $50Koomurri Cultural infusion Incursion program- $1000Games and books- $150Art supplies - $150
How they raise the rest of the funding
At Colchester park we have a year round fund raising team that work tirelessly to raise the funds to support excursions and incursions. This is completed through Chocolate sales, Bunnings Sausage sizzles, discos and raffles.