Narragunnawali Awards 2017 – Explore & Develop Penrith South (Winner)

By | September 2, 2019

Explore & Develop Penrith South acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharug people and the Land that we are on today. Karen: Here at Explore and Develop Penrith South, you can see straightaway that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is embedded into our service. Janine: Outside, in the car park there’s the flags, there’s artwork everywhere, and then there’s signs explaining, and Uncle Perry does the storytelling with the kids. Amie: It’s not only educated my husband and I, it’s also educating, you know, our friends and family because Hudson is non-stop talking about it. He’s got cousins that are similar ages and they’re actually starting discuss things like this. It’s important for non-Indigenous students to understand what has happened in the past, and it should be acknowledged, but, moving forward, we should all be treated as one and respect and love each other. Karen: We haven’t had very many Indigenous families here at our centre, but that doesn’t matter. All children need to know about the First People.

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