26 May 2015 | General Interest
SNAICC is excited to announce this year’s theme for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day: Little People, Big Futures.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is celebrated on 4 August each year, providing people across Australia the opportunity to celebrate the strengths and culture of our children.
This year’s national Children’s Day launch will be held in Perth’s Swan Valley region, and is all about helping our kids stand tall, so that they can feel connected and proud in their culture.
It’s about supporting and celebrating the services that empower our little people to have big futures, ensuring these services are adequately funded to ensure strong development, learning and identity outcomes for the next generation of our kids.
“I don’t think we’ve ever thought this place is about strengthening just children, this place is about building a stronger community.”
– Director, Tasmanian Aboriginal Children’s Centre
The SNAICC Children’s Day bag is back, with the 2015 edition full of great resources to help support our kids as they celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.
The Children’s Day bag is a fantastic way to help kids enjoy Children’s Day through being active and creative. This year, the Children’s Day bag includes:
- a carry bag
- 8 deadly stickers
- the Little People, Big Futures activity book
- a mini-pack of coloured-pencils, and
- a child-sized boomerang, with a paint set to help decorate it.
The Children’s Day bag is now available to order via the official Children’s Day website, with every order receiving a copy of the official Children’s Day poster for free. They’re bound to sell out quickly, so make sure you get your orders in early!
An exciting new addition to this year’s celebration is the 1000 Deadly Kids, 1000 Deadly Books initiative, which will help kids create and publish their own books. More information about this great new project is available at the Children’s Day website.
You can visit the Children’s Day website to find an event near you, register an event with us for the chance to win an iPod Mini, and learn more about the history of our national day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Ensuring our children thrive is everybody’s business. Make sure you’re a part of Children’s Day this year.