The Koori Curriculum 2024 Educator Programming and Planning Guide

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The Koori Curriculum 2024 Programming and Planning Guide is here and it’s digital!

The Koori Curriculum Digital Educator Programming and Planning Guide is designed to build educators cultural confidence and capacity. It encapsulates all the essential ingredients needed to lead and develop innovative First Nation programs at your service.

Note: This Planner is best used in conjunction by attending one of our Programming,  Planning and Pedagogy Sessions. 

Who our planner is for:

  • Educators who are wanting to lead their team to privilege Aboriginal perspectives in their program
  • Educators wanting to make a meaningful commitment to Reconciliation
  • Educators wanting support connecting with their local community
  • Educators seeking to meaningfully embed Aboriginal perspectives in their program and understand Aboriginal pedagogies
  • Educator wanting to build their cultural confidence

 What our planner includes:

  • Information on Aboriginal significant dates and celebrations.
  • Space to help you map your community connections and tips to support you in building meaningful relationships.
  • Templates that support you to program in a way that privileges First Nation pedagogies and embed cultural perspectives in children’s interests.
  • A "Resource Audit” that allows you to assess cultural inclusions in your environment and make plans to improve places and spaces.
  • Reminders to stop and connect with Country and jot down seasonal signs and signals.
  • Support in setting realistic and achievable goals that allow you gain momentum with Aboriginal programs at your service.
  • Provocations that encourage you to pause and reflect.
  • Prompts to assist you in writing your Reconciliation Commitment Statement and bring your RAP to life.
  • Pages that allow you to plan yearly, monthly and weekly.

Cover Art:

The artwork used throughout this planner has been designed by Garry Purchase.

Garry is a proud Aboriginal man of Dharawal, Bidjigal and Dhungutti descent. He grew up in Sydney's Eastern suburbs in Botany and was raised amongst the Aboriginal community of La Perouse.

Garry is a member of the Timbery family of which there are many famous members. He is the Great Great Great Great Grandson of Timbery (Or Timberé), leader of the Dharawal people and was bestowed the title "King Of The Five Islands" by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. Garry is also The Great Great Grandson of Queen Emma Timbery and is a cousin of Esme Timbery who are both internationally renowned for their artistic shell work.

Artistically, he first started painting after he moved to the Central Coast with his wife and 3 sons in 2013. His style is a more modern take on traditional Aboriginal art, steering away from the common dreamtime stories and focusing on his own personal journey, experiences and social issues that pushes a lot of creative boundaries as he stretches the limits of what Aboriginal art can be.