SNAICC has developed engaging resource packages designed to educate, promote greater understanding and to encourage best-practice when working with our children and families.
This collection of children’s books includes four special storybooks that you can read to children in the classroom or at home – Solid Rock, My Island Home and Breakfast Club. It also includes the Seven Deadly Sistas book and DVD created from a workshop of young women who share their stories, hopes and ideas.
The Children’s Books Collection includes:
Seven Deadly Sisters
In October, 2010 seven young Aboriginal women gathered at Ballina Beach to create art, learn skills and to share their stories, ideas, hopes and fears, dreams and culture in a train the trainer self-publishing workshop over two days. The focus was on resilience and culture and how these young woman interpreted this theme.
The young women’s inspiration, passion, creativity and connection with culture are celebrated in digital stories and art work which were then compiled into a book and a 13 minute DVD that was created by everyone at the workshop.
One Day Hill’s iconic songbook series combine aspects of children’s story, pictures and song.
My Island Home
From the Iconic Australian song written by Neil Murray comes an exciting and inspirational story for children of all ages. Every page is bursting with colour to depict the song lyrics as seen by the paintings of school children of the Kintore and Galiwinku communities and renowned Queensland artist Peter Hudson, this resource contains a Children’s story, picture and song book.
Shane Howard’s massive anthem “Solid Rock” ‘Solid Rock’ is an inspirational Australian story about Aboriginal Rights by singer songwriter Shane Howard, illustrated by the school children from Mutujulu, near Uluru, Australia and renowned Queensland artist Peter Hudson.
The Breakfast Story Book, by Warburton Breakfast Ladies
The Warburton Breakfast Ladies’ The Breakfast Story Book is now available! It’s a vibrant classroom literacy resource about their community initiative to improve school attendance and give the kids a healthy start to the day.
SNAICC is now distributing this fantastic book along with our own resources as we grow our distribution service for our sector.
The book is A4 20 page, hard cover, perfect bound, with sturdy paper.
Warburton Ranges Community is the biggest of 11 communities in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Gibson Desert, WA. It is 1050 km SW of Alice Springs with a population of 500 people.
Over 30 Ngaanyatjarra ladies have been involved at Warburton Remote School since November 2008, making a healthy breakfast at the for 15-30 kids each day. Many other activities have grown from this, including a catering service and literature materials based on topics Ngaanyatjarra children identify with.
The Breakfast Story Book was developed by the women using photos of their activities and early reading words from the Salisbury List.
The Breakfast Women presented a workshop at the SNAICC National Conference, which was a conference highlight for some participants. Warburton Remote School staff say having the women at the school makes it more child friendly and develops school-community relationships. The program will soon be moving into a new building, the Family Place, developed for community activities on school grounds.
Project supporters are: WA Health Promoting Schools Association, Ngaanyatjarra Council, Department of Education, FoodBank WA, Warburton Community Office, Department of Child Protection, FaHCSIA, the Community Development Foundation, LotteryWest, ACCARE, Kulunga Research Institute, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Curtin University, Learning Centre Link, Skillhire and Max Employment