Ipswich City Council:
• This is the fourth time Ipswich City Council has coordinated the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Children’s Day and recognises the importance of working with the community for the betterment of the community.
• As part of building a strong and culturally inclusive community Ipswich City Council is proud to support the Ipswich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the Rosewood Kindergarten who are celebrating 50 years of serving the community this year 2013.
• It is an honour to acknowledge the hard work our early learning teachers are providing and the wonderful activities that these students are provided on their journey of learning.
• This event celebrates a nationally recognised day “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Children’s Day” and we are proud to have facilitators here today who will be sharing their culture through art, dance and stories.
The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) is the national non-government peak body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. SNAICC was formally established in 1981 after the creation of such a body was proposed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the ‘First Aboriginal Child Survival Seminar’ held in Melbourne in 1979. The organisation elected its first national executive in 1982 and has received Federal Government funding support from 1983. SNAICC has a membership base of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based child care agencies, Multi-functional Aboriginal Children’s Services, creches, long day care child care services, pre-schools, early childhood education services, early childhood support organisations, family support services, foster care agencies, link up and family reunification services, family group homes, community groups and voluntary associations, and services for young people at risk. SNAICC also has a network and subscriber base of over 1400 organisations and individuals, mostly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, but also significant numbers of other community based services and individuals and state and federal agencies with an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children.
Dance Group: PASS entertaining the kids at Rosewood Kindergarten to celebrate
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Children’s Day