https://youtu.be/ChnLcu7Um_wKindergarten classes will often have a number of students from different cultures and backgrounds.
In kindergarten your child will learn to build their own sense of identity and how their own culture relates to the diversity in the world around them.
“I sent my children to kinder because I wanted them to be ready for school. Kinder made them smart, proud, strong and resilient. Now they’re sending their children too.” – Aunty Esme
Respecting cultural identity
You are encouraged to talk with your child’s teacher about your own cultures and beliefs, and how these can be incorporated into the activities at kindergarten.
Kindergarten will help your child learn the skills they need that will help them do well in future years at school. It will help them to:
•build their sense of identity
•explore how they fit into the world around them
•learn how to communicate with others
•strengthen their physical, social and emotional wellbeing
•promote confidence in learning and trying new things.
You, as a parent, are supported and encouraged to be a part of their child’s education, helping to build on the learning that your child is already doing at home.
What happens at kindergarten?
At kindergarten, your child can:
•learn through play, art, music and dance
•learn to express themselves in a safe, inclusive and caring environment
•build skills and confidence to prepare them for school.
This information is courtesy of the Department of Education and Training and more can be found at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/parents/kindergarten/Pages/aboriginal.aspx#link54