NAIDOC Week

Mirambeena has been working hard towards extending our practice of embedding Indigenous Perspectives in the program. Staff have made the most of attendance at Professional Development opportunities such as those offered by EATSIPEC and Yarn Up. Three staff were able to join in the Walk on Country event in July and gained a real sense of connection with the earth, culture and its history.

Mirambeena took up the invitation to join in the NAIDOC celebrations at USQ on Wednesday 30th July. The children, hand in hand with parents and staff on the 1 km walk, were given pride of place in seating to get a perfect view of the performers taking part in this event.

An Aboriginal Didgeridoo and dance performer, Don explained the history and use of his instrument. He even spoke through it! His dance repertoire enthralled adults and children alike.

The children thoroughly enjoyed watching the Torres Strait Islander Dance Performance group from Brisbane, the Malu Kiai Dancers, entertain us with their sense of rhythm, singing and beautiful costumes. Their playing of instruments and vocal accompaniments brought many children to their feet to get in tune with the enticing rhythm.

Cooking near us was some bush tucker on the barbecue; crocodile, emu, kangaroo and Johnny cakes. The children and adults were able to get a taste of some freshly barbecued crocodile. Yummo!!

Japanese Students' Visit Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 July

 

Two groups of 15 students joined both Kindy groups as part of their five week exchange visit to Australia. They were able to use their English speaking skills to read stories to the children who thoroughly enjoyed their visit. During this event the students were able to share some of their Japanese culture with the children including demonstrations of Origami. The children were excited to be able to make their own individual paper folded item which they then took home with them.

 

 

Braveheart Visit Wednesday 11 June

Braveheart’s key purpose is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child. Mirambeena’s mission also centres around children’s safety. As in 2013, ‘Ditto’ (Braveheart’s mascot) again paid Mirambeena a visit to talk to the children about their safety, in particular regarding their personal space and their wellbeing. He conveyed his message of feelings through language, songs and actions.

Pyjama Day

Our Pyjama Day!!!

        

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

A huge Thank You to all of those hard workers who volunteered their time to make the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle a wonderful fundraising event for the children in the Mirambeena Community.

A very special Thank You also for those who couldn't donate their time but came along and supported Mirambeena by purchasing a sausage, it all helps and contributes to the purchase of fantastic resources for the children.

THANK YOU!!!