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A Celebration of Culture

What a wonderful way to end off our celebration of Cultural awareness this month. We had a great effort from some of our children who came dressed in their traditional attires from their ethnic background. In our Kinder classroom we have children who are Australian Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander, also from Scotland, England, Sweden, Poland, Indonesia, India, Iraq and New Zealand. Our Kindergarten children are from all over the world, it has been great celebrating each other while we learned about each others cultures in Music, Dance, Clothes, Houses and Food, while learning different languages too!

Harmony Day has also been a part of our Celebration as we teach our children to live harmoniously with one another. There are so many different cultures that make Australia, and it is our job as teachers to encourage our children to respect one another. 

In this learning experience, children gain insight and understanding of who they are and who they are yet to become in the near future. Children learning a second language or for some learning a third is a great aspect to their learning development and having this exposure to their community makes them become capable and confident learners. Children establish and maintain respectful, trusting relationships with other children and educators. 

Intended Outcomes

Outcome Group 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

👍1.1 Children feel safe, secure, and supported

👍1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency

👍1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities

👍1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Outcome Group 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

 👍2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active civic participation

👍2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect

👍2.3 Children become aware of fairness

👍2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

Outcome Group 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

👍3.1 Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing

👍3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health & physical well being

Outcome Group 4: Children are confident and involved learners

👍4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

👍4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

👍4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

Outcome Group 5: Children are effective communicators

👍5.2 Children engage with a range of texts & get meaning from these texts

👍5.3 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work

👍5.4 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media

👍5.5 Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas & represent their thinking

Developmental Milestone Group 2: Social 1.17 Enjoys Playing With Other Children (3-5 Years)

✅1.18 May Have A Particular Friend (3-5 Years)

✅1.19 Shares, Smiles And Cooperates With Peers (3-5 Years)

✅1.21 Develops Independence And Social Skills They Will Use For Learning And Getting On With Others At Preschool And School (3-5 Years)

Developmental Milestone Group 3: Cognitive

✅1.53 Has A Longer Attention Span (3-5 Years) ✅1.54 Follows Simple Instructions (3-5 Years) ✅1.58 Engages In Dramatic Play, Taking On Pretend Character Roles (3-5 Years)

✅1.59 Recalls Events Correctly (3-5 Years) ✅1.62 Can Recount A Recent Story (3-5 Years) Developmental Milestone Group 5: Language ✅1.38 Asks Many Questions (3-5 Years)

✅1.39 Tells Stories (3-5 Years) ✅1.41 Enjoys Talking And May Like To Experiment With New Words (3-5 Years) ✅1.43 Takes Part In Conversations (3-5 Years)

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