Koori Curriculum Club

Are you wanting to respectfully embed Aboriginal perspectives in your program?

Do you want to delve deeper and learn from multiple voices?

The KC Club is the place for you!!

In our private membership you’ll get amazing support to assist in the development of your centres Aboriginal programs.

Here you will find a:

  • Warm welcoming safe community
  • Insightful and relatable support
  • Monthly Masterclasses featuring multiple voices with experts from around Australia
  • Professional library of lesson plans and fact sheets

The Koori Curriculum Club is an online community
for educators to build their cultural capacity and confidence.

The Koori Curriculum Club Membership

Each month will bring new content on various topics that will inspire educators to think critically and creatively on the many ways that they can embed Aboriginal perspectives in their program as well as demonstrate culturally safe practices.

The KC Club includes master classes from guest speakers on topics such as; anti bias and culturally safe practices, connecting with Country, significant dates, art and music, partnerships with families, connecting with community and pedagogy.

The Koori Curriculum Club provides lesson plans on common topics and interests such as transport, belonging and animals to provide ideas and insight on ways educators can include intercultural ways of knowing, being and doing in their curriculum.

Members can also apply for a live mentoring session where Director of the Koori Curriculum Jessica Staines will offer advice and custom strategies to help overcome challenges that they may face.

Free Discovery Call

Are you wanting to talk to someone about the Koori Curriculum Club?

Why not book in a free 20-minute discovery call with the Koori Curriculum Team who can discuss all the inclusions in our membership and help you work out the best solution for you and your team.

Koori Curriculum Club Preview

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Master Classes

Members have access to master classes from a host of guest speakers sharing insight into topics such as anti bias and culturally safe practice, connecting with Country, significant dates, art and music, partnerships with families, connecting with community and pedagogy.

Click here to see the KC Club Masterclasses

Sarah Metcalfe
'Tips for embedding Aboriginal perspectives in Family Day Care'

Frances & Lindsay Haji-Ali
'On the way to Nana's House'

Judy Huynh
'Best Start Education & Care'

Laura Stone
‘How and why is Play School embedding Aboriginal perspectives’

Pamela Chatfield
‘Reconciliation Education in Action’

Beyond Blue
‘Protocols for culturally respectful engagement with First Nations communities’

Belinda Huntriss
'Creating Culturally Safe Spaces'

Darren Halim
‘Connecting with Community’

Tabytha Lushwitz
'How to Bring about Cultural Change within a Service and Organisation'

Sally Lawrence
'8 Ways of Learning'

Michelle King
'History, Policies and Forced Assimilation'

Jenn Reed
'Restoring Indigenous landscapes'

Jess Sinnott
'Koori Connections'

Bella Bird
'Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into Programs & Practise'

Olivia Long & Karlie

'Uluru Hearts Plan'

Rebecca Bridge
'How to embed Aboriginal Perspective in a Montessori Program'

Dr Leanne Holt
'Talking Strong'

Nikita Austin
'Culturally Diverse Practice'

Narelle Neville and Jennifer McCormack
'Nature Connection Through Bush Kinder'

Marnee Shay
'Indigenous Education in Australia'

Mel Brown
'Child Care Trauma'

Clarence Bruinsma & Adam Byrne
'Bush to Bowl'

Blak Douglas
'Art & Sole'

Samantha Martin
'Preservation of Bush Tukka Knowledge'

Tristan Tipps-Webster & Joshua Mark Gilbert
'Reconciliation: Truth, Equity, Healing '

Esme Livermore & Tessa Keenan Masterclass:
'Narragunnawali: From Safe to Brave'

David Pullen
'Aboriginal Music'

Dr Tyson Yunkaporta
'The Power of Collective Truth'

Belinda Rule
'What Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives Looks Like'

Dr Melinda Miller
'Cultural Security and Cultural Safety'

Dr. Julie Owen
'Library for All'

Alistair Gibbs
'Anti-Bias Education'

Rhi Sugars
'Working with Aboriginal Families & Community'

Dr Nerida Blair
'Lilyology: Playing in the Space Between'

Phil Watson
'Change the Date of Australia Day'

Melanie Elderton Masterclass:
'Art-Based Practice'

Kirsty Pendle
'The Buzz About Bees'

Larry Brandy
'Aboriginal Storyteller'

Marlee Silva
'What January 26th means to me...'

Jane Nichols
'Picture books, Music and First Nations Cultures'

Alicia Hansen
'Working with Aboriginal Families & Community'

Amanda Testro
'I went down to the sea'

Ben MacAndrew
'Native Bees and Native Bee Conservation'

Cath Gillespie & Kirby Barker
'Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives'

More Masterclasses announced soon...

"I have found this club to be so fabulous and just mindblowing. Each time I log on I am learning more and more as the resources, questions and master classes are of execeptional quality and full of indepth information. Thank you for all your hard work in sharing with us all."

Leanne Fleet

Extend your learning via the Koori Curriculum online learning library with Champion or Amplifier access:

Choose your own add on with Amplifier access:

Book Club for Educators

The Koori Curriculum Book Club host titles that we recommend for reflective reading to scaffold educators knowledge and understanding.

Each highlighted book has summative notes, questions for critical reflection and ideas for educators to consider.

Please note: Book Club books are not included with the membership, however annual Koori Curriculum Members receive a 20% discount on all books in the Koori Curriculum store

Children's Book in Focus

Each month the Koori Curriculum will provide educator notes on a new children’s book in focus. These mini lesson plans demonstrate ways that educators can use stories as a springboard for learning and vehicle to include First Nation perspectives in their curriculum.

Please note: Childrens book in focus books are not included with the membership, however Koori Curriculum Members receive a 20% discount on all books in the Koori Curriculum store

... And much more

Deadly Lesson Plans

Our membership hosts a library of lesson plans that focus on common interests and topics of enquiry that is continuously added to.

Club lesson plans showcase intercultural ways of knowing and how to meaningfully include cultural perspectives in context to children’s interests. 

Click here to see the KC Club Lesson Plans

✅ Beginning with music

✅ Bones, skeletons and Dinosaurs

✅ Bush Tucker

✅ Colours

✅ How to talk to Children about art

✅ Insects

✅ Sea

✅ Schemas

✅ Birds

✅ Numeracy

✅ Space

✅ Identity

✅ Ideas for embedding Aboriginal perspectives with infants

✅ Pen pals

✅ Cars & transport

✅ Mindfulness

✅ Animals

✅ Family

✅ Sports ideas

✅ Eggs

✅ Tuff tray ideas

✅ Literacy

✅ Clay and playdough ideas

✅ Superheroes

✅ Pokemon

✅ Cooking

✅ Fairies & mermaids

✅ Babies

✅ Group time ideas

✅ Yoga Poses with Aboriginal Symbols

✅ The Zoo

✅ Potions

✅ Hair Dressing

✅ Elders

✅ Camping

✅ Football

✅ My Body

✅ Sound

✅ Community Helpers

✅ Recycling & Caring for Country

✅ Discovering Animal Scat

✅ Time

✅ Ideas for Construction

Monthly Fact Sheets

The clubs collection of fact sheets have been developed to answer some of our members most commonly asked questions.

They cover a range of topics and have proven to be beneficial in growing educators knowledge and understanding.

Click here to see the KC Club Fact sheets

✅ Aboriginal Perspectives on Anzac Day

✅  Highly recommended books to read

✅  Aboriginal And/Or Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement

✅  Embedding an Aboriginal Perspective

✅  Who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People?

✅  Bush Tucker Top Tips

✅  10 Indigenous music artists to follow

✅  Top Aboriginal CDs for Children

✅  Indigenous Artists and Music by Genre

✅  Bush Tucker

✅  More than a word (National Reconciliation Week 2021 Theme)


✅  Brain Storming Template

✅  Goal Setting Template

✅  Art Books

✅  The Do's and Don'ts When it Comes to Aboriginal Art

✅  Educator Art Q&A

✅  Illustrations as Springboards for Learning

✅  Top 5 Aboriginal Illustrators

✅  Ways to Include Aboriginal Art

✅  Reflections and Goal Setting

✅  Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives Questionnaire

✅  Alex Mooloolaba Kindy Contribution to Gowrie Connections

✅  Learning About Traditional Aboriginal Seasons

✅  Beginner Tips for Connecting With Community

✅  Culturally Safe Services

✅  Ways to Practice Custodianship

✅  Reconciliation Week 2022

✅  Aboriginal Programs Resource Audit

✅  NAIDOC 2022

✅  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

✅  Indigenous Literacy Day

✅  January 26th

✅  The Uluru Statement From The Heart

✅  8-Ways of Learning

✅  Cultural Learning Plan

✅  ANZAC Day

✅  Reconciliation Week 2023

✅  EYLF Outcome 1.1

✅  EYLF Outcome 1.2

✅  Helpful websites to learn about Aboriginal Languages

✅  Acknowledgement of Country with Under Twos

✅  Should we be saying thank you

Learning Pathways

Learning pathways support educators in mapping out and planning their learning journey.

We have collated content under eight different pathways for educators who want to focus on a niche component of Aboriginal programming. 

Our current learning pathways are; Art, Bush Tucker, Embedding, Music, Pedagogy, Reconciliation, Social Issues and Working With Families.

View the Learning Pathway Inclusions


✅ Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives with Jessica Staines

✅ Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives with Cath Gillespie & Kirby Barker

✅ What Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives Looks Like with Belinda Rule

✅ Liliology, Playing in the Space Between with Dr Nerida Blair

Fact Sheets:

✅ Embedding an Aboriginal Perspective

✅ Brain Storming Template

✅ Goal Setting Template

✅ Reflections and Goal Setting

✅ Numeracy

✅ Aboriginal Programs Resource Audit

✅ Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives Questionnaire

✅ Alex Mooloolaba Kindy Contribution to Gowrie Connections

Lesson Plans:

✅ Ideas for Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives with Infants

Book Club:

✅ Teaching Indigenous Students by Thelma Perso

✅ Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta

View the Learning Pathway Inclusions


✅ Invasion Day vs Australia Day with Phil Watson

✅ What January 26th means to me... With Marlee Silva

✅ Anti-Bias Education with Alistair Gibbs

✅ The Power of Collective Truth with Dr Tyson Yunkaporta

✅ Trauma Informed Care with Mel Brown

✅ Talking Strong with Dr Leanne Holt

✅ Cultural Security and Cultural Safety with Dr Melinda Miller


Book Club:

✅ Australia Day by Stan Grant

✅ Our Mob Served by Allison Cadzow

✅ Finding the Heart of The Nation by Thomas Mayor


Fact Sheets:

✅ Aboriginal Perspectives on Anzac Day

✅ January 26th

✅ The Uluru Statement From The Heart

✅ Culturally Safe Services



✅ Day Break

✅ Finding Our Heart

✅ Found

✅ Sorry Day

✅ Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo

✅ Say Yes: A Story of Friendship, Fairness and a Vote for Hope

✅ An Important Message from Mr Beaky

View the Learning Pathway Inclusions


✅ Arts-Based Practice with Melanie Elderton

✅ Art & Sole with Blak Douglas



✅ Aboriginal Art in Early Childhood

✅ Aboriginal Storytelling in Early Childhood


Lesson Plans:

✅ Clay and Playdough Ideas

✅ Tuff Tray Ideas

✅ How to talk to Children about Art


Fact Sheets:

✅ Art Books

✅ Illustrations as Springboards for Learning

✅ Top 5 Aboriginal Illustrators

✅ Ways to Include Aboriginal Art ✅ The Do's and Don'ts When it Comes to Aboriginal Art

✅ Educator Art Q&A



✅ Shirley Purdie My Story

✅ Albert Namatjira

Are you looking for an exciting and educational way to introduce children to the rich culture of Aboriginal peoples?

Look no further than "Letters from Shirley Pearl and her bush friends"!

This engaging letter subscription program takes children on a remarkable adventure with Shirley as she learns about Country and culture.

Special Member Perk: 20% Off 

As our commitment to cultural education is unwavering, Koori Curriculum Club members are rewarded with an exclusive 20% discount for joining Shirley Pearl on her voyages via postage, however all members will receive free monthly email adventures as part of their membership. It's our way of saying thank you for your dedication to cultural diversity and learning.

Join Shirley Pearl's Circle of Friends 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to traverse landscapes, befriend wildlife, and honour the rich narratives of Australia's Indigenous heritage.

Here is what members are saying about the Koori Curriculum Club:


"I have learnt more in the past month and feel so confident after participating in the Koori Curriculum Club"

Amanda Lloyd



"I’m loving the diversity of presentation and resources and the different links etc.
I’ve already shared some of these to staff and families. You’ve brought in lots of perspectives to the topic!"

M. Omeragic



"Purchasing a Koori Curriculum Club membership has been a wonderful resource on so many levels."

Amanda J Miller


"Absolutely loved it. It has given me lots to consider how and why I do what I do.
It’s made is ponder and reflect.
L. Tandy



"The Koori Curriculum Club is the best resource a teacher could ever wish for."
Nicole Hauville



"Loving the masterclasses, lots of information to unpack and use. The information has been very practical and I have been using it at the centre I work. Thank you for all the rich information I am learning a lot."




"Very informative, relevant to January and look forward to future content."
C. Auddino



*Payment plan access is for 12 months.

**Advocate, Champion & Amplifier access is for 12 months from purchase.

Got Questions?
Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions...

Q: How do I access the Koori Curriculum Club after I purchase?


A: After you purchase your membership you will be sent a series of emails:

  1. An order confirmation email with receipt of purchase
  2. An email with your login details to the membership platform
  3. A welcome email with useful information on your membership

These emails can take up to 2 business hours after your purchase to arrive. After you have received the final welcome email your access to the Koori Curriculum Club will be complete and you will be able to access all of the content.


Q: If I join the Koori Curriculum Club will I get access to past content?


A: For those that choose Advocate, Champion or Amplifier tiered membership they will automatically gain access to the back catalogue of the KC Club for the duration of their membership (12 months). Month to month Supporter tiered members do not gain access to the back catalogue of the KC Club.


Q: What themes and topics will be included in the Koori Curriculum Club?


A: The Koori Curriculum Club has content covering the following topics :

    • Invasion Day vs Australia Day
    • Music
    • Working with Aboriginal Families & Communities
    • Nature
    • Reconciliation Week
    • Acknowledgment of Country
    • NAIDOC
    • Art & Aboriginal Artists
    • Embedding an Aboriginal Perspective
    • Bush Tucker
    • Anti-Bias

With more being added throughout 2023 & 2024


Q: Who will be presenting the Masterclass sessions?


A: The following presentors have recorded a masterclass with the Koori Curriculum Club, with some being available in the learning hub and some being added through 2022:

  • Belinda Rule: What Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives Looks Like
  • Alistair Gibbs: Anti-Bias Education
  • Dr. Melinda Miller: Cultural Security and Cultural Safety
  • David Pullen: Aboriginal Music
  • Tristan Tipps-Webster & Joshua Mark Gilbert: Reconciliation: Truth, Equity, Healing
  • Dr. Tyson Yunkaporta: The Power of Collective Truth
  • Clarence Bruinsma & Adam Byrne: Bush to Bowl
  • Mel Brown: Child Care Trauma
  • Linda Augusto: Indigenous Literacy Foundation
  • Blak Douglas: Art & Sole
  • Dr Leanne Holt: Talking Strong
  • Narelle Neville and Jennifer McCormack: Nature Connection Through Bush Kinder

To see the full list of master class presenters click here or download our Koori Curriculum Club Brochure here


Q: How long are the Masterclass sessions?


A: Each Masterclass will be a minimum of 30 mins in length up to 60 mins.


Q: Are all Koori Curriculum webinars included in the membership?


A: No. The following webinars are included with a Koori Curriculum Club membership tiers Champion & Amplifier: Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives, Aboriginal Art in Early Childhood, Bush Tucker Webinar Series, Acknowledgement of Country, Reconciliation Action Plans, NAIDOC Week, Challenging the Culture of Celebrations, Top 30 Tips for 30 Days & Top Questions Answered


Q: Is there a payment plan?


A: Yes, we offer a 12 month payment plan for individual access.


Q: I work at a Primary School. Would the membership still be relevant?


A: The Koori Curriculum Club is targeted towards early childhood educators. However, many primary teachers find the information transferable to their context.

Looking at the masterclass presenters coming up this year a lot of their content would be applicable. Where you might find shortcomings in the lesson plans and suggested activities and experiences as these again will be tailored towards a younger age group.


Q: Is there a group rate?


A: Yes, for groups of 4 to 10 people, the rate is $1,350 for Advocate, $1,763 for Champion and $2,448 for Amplifier (all prices include GST). Please note that groups of less then 4 are advised to purchase individual tickets as this will be more cost effective. For groups of more then 10 people, please purchase a combination of individual and group tickets, or multiple group tickets.


Q: I purchased a group ticket, how do I get my team to access the Koori Curriculum Club?


A: Please send an email to info@kooricurriculum.com once your complete your purchase and include the first name, last name and email address of the team members who require access.


Q: How long is my access valid for once I purchase?


A: All members receive 12 months access for all tiers.


Q: Do you offer refunds on memberships?


A: We are confident that once you join our membership you'll be sure you made the right decision. If you any reason you change your mind, there is a 7 day cooling off period for Advocate, Champion & Amplifyer for individuals and group level access after you have joined. There is no cooling off period for the 12 month payment plan. Please contact us at info@kooricurriculum.com


Q: Who do I contact for any queries?


A: You can reach us at info@kooricurriculum.com and one of our team will respond within 24 hours.


Q: Are the Masterclass sessions live and do I need to attend live, or will recordings be available?


A: Masterclass sessions are prerecorded so that we can edit the videos to make the experience as seamless as possible. Therefore all Masterclass sessions once released into the Koori Curriculum Club can be watched anytime. You are not required to join these live.


Q: Are copies of the Book Club books included in my membership?


A: No. To keep the membership as cost effective as possible, we do not provide copies of the recommended books. However annual Koori Curriculum Club members gain access to a special VIP 20% discount on all books in the Koori Curriculum store.


Q: Are copies of the Storytime books included in my membership?


A: No. To keep the membership as cost effective as possible, we do not provide copies of the Storytime books. However annual Koori Curriculum Club members gain access to a special VIP 20% discount on all books in the Koori Curriculum store.


Q: If I win a live mentoring session with Jessica Staines, can I include my team?


A: No. Live Mentoring sessions within the Koori Curriculum Club are for individuals only. If you would like to book a session for your team, please see our Koori Curriculum Coaching here.