Our Competition Winners

1st Prize: Oatley Red Bear Preschool

In reflection to Reconciliation week we read the book ‘Somebody’s land’ which introduced First Nations history to the children. The children asked why the book keeps repeating the same words. It allowed for the children to understand the significance of our land and acknowledge the past and shared history. Through this yarning circle we reflected with the children in what Reconciliation means to them. This allowed the children to have an understanding of the importance of paying respect to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders past.

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2nd Prize: 3 Bees ELC

As part of our Reconciliation Week celebrations, we focused on the important theme of "Now More Than Ever." We read the beautiful story "Back on Country" by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing, which helped us learn about the special connection Aboriginal people have with their land. The children learned about the rich traditions, stories, and customs of Aboriginal people, helping them understand the importance of cultural heritage. We discussed the cultural significance and spiritual importance of the land to Aboriginal people, highlighting how they deeply respect and care for it.

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3rd Prize: Happy Days ELC

Within our Kinder program we aim to include Indigenous perspectives in all aspects of our learning environment. We are currently exploring the book 'Wilam, A Birrarung story' by Aunty Joy Murphy and Andrew Kelly. To further the children's knowledge, and connection to Country, language and animals, we have created an interactive experience for the children to explore. Using a drawing of Birrarung and the landscapes surrounding it on its journey towards palem warreen, the children are encouraged to place animals from the story along the river.

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Reconciliation Week 2024 Competition

The 27th May-3rd June is Reconciliation Week and the theme for 2024 is “Now More Than Ever”.


We invite you to make a submission showcasing how you've interpreted this years theme and are teaching children about Reconciliation in your school or early learning service.

The top 10 play experiences with the highest votes will go in the draw to win:

  • 1st prize: A $300 resource pack from the Koori Curriculum Store

  • 2nd prize: a 12 month subscription to “Shirley Pearl & Her Bush Friends”

  • 3rd prize: A live webinar of your choosing


How to enter:

  • Write a blurb of up to 300 words or more outlining how you have created a play experience based on your interpretation of this years theme, “Now More Than Ever”.

  • Include an image of your play experience.


The competition will be open from the 29th April to the 10th of June for entries.


Voting will close on the 23rd of June.


The winner will be announced on the 27th of June via our newsletter, Facebook and on our Instagram.


Koori Curriculum's Reconciliation Week 2024 Competition FAQ's

A: We review each entry before approving them to be submitted into the competition, which can take up to 24 business hours before your entry is visible.

Please note: entries are not approved over the weekend and will be reviewed and approved during business hours.

A: No. Our competition system only accepts image files. If you have a video we suggest taking screen shots and creating a single collage image for your entry and sharing a link of your video in the description of your entry.

A: Yes. In order to keep the competition as fair as possible we ask that you engage with your community to vote for your entry. The top 10 submissions that receive the highest amount of votes are included in the prize selection which is then chosen randomly by the Director of the Koori Curriculum Jessica Staines.

A: Every parent and service has their own policies regarding children appearing in photos shared online. Koori Curriculum assume this policy has been completed correctly for all competition entries and takes no liability for policy breaches.

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