In this episode of Educator Yarns, Jess chats with Angie Camilleri about how she has embedded an Aboriginal perspective into the Explore and Develop Penrith South curriculum. Angie shares with Jess how they built their cultural capabilities, their journey, how they relearnt history and how their curriculum choices have bought them to where they are today.
Angie Camilleri is an Early Childhood Teacher. Angie is currently the Educational Leader at Explore and Develop Penrith South and works at supporting and building the knowledge of the educators.
She has been working in Early Childhood for around 13 years, as well as having a Bachelor's in Early Childhood, she is currently studying to receive her Master's in Primary Teaching degree with a specialisation in History and Geography.
5 years ago Explore and Develop Penrith South began their journey of embedding Aboriginal perspectives into their learning spaces and curriculum with extension support from The Koori Curriculum.
Over time, they were privileged enough to be awarded the first Narragunnawali Excellence in Reconciliation award in 2017. Angie also went on to present, alongside her co-worker, at the Aboriginal Early Childhood Conference in 2019.