Foundations for Success. Vera Christian , Pre-Prep Teacher, Northern Peninsula College (Bamaga Campus) and Di Hoy , Pre-Prep Support Teacher, FNQ ISSU. You have permission to play!. Brainstorm what have you learnt by playing these games Why do you think it is important?.
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Vera Christian, Pre-Prep Teacher, Northern Peninsula College (Bamaga Campus) and Di Hoy, Pre-Prep Support Teacher, FNQ ISSU
From the Bound for Success, Cape York and Torres Strait Discussion Paper (May 2005) came the words....
`The steps to success are a package of coordinated strategies that:
From these words and many long months
later Foundations for Success was born
It must be noted that Kindy and Preschool programs were already provided in state schools in Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities for a number of years
1. `Knowing who you are’ and having a positive sense of cultural identity is central to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
2. Strong family and community partnerships enable improved health, learning and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
4. Home language/s define every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child – their knowledge, identity and relationships.
5. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are entitled to a voice of their own and to having their rights valued as citizens of a democratic society
children’s positive attitudes to learning are
essential for success in education
7. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children learn best through shared and sustained interactions with others
8. Monitoring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s learning is an integral part of the learning – teaching process.
Play based learning
between school, families
child and family
We believe it is so
staff are highly valued
It recognises children
learn best in their home
language and SAE
for the children at
this age is an awareness
We grow oldbecause we stop playing!
George Bernard Shaw
Children have a natural urge to play. It is enjoyable for them and they have control.
The philosophy of the Pre-Prep program is that children are not empty vessels they come with a wide variety of experiences, knowledge's and understandings
What can communities, schools, principals, educators, families and children achieve with this shared knowledge?
Families as first teachers