This online community includes a six part online webinar series each with its own focus with sustained learning woven throughout the entire series. In addition to the webinars, members of this community will have access to an exclusive forum to discuss their learnings and experiences implementing them into practice both with each other and with facilitator Michelle Hamilton.

The live sessions will work through various aspects of Indigenous culture from an overall perspective all the way through to in centre inclusion practices and connecting with your local community. Through participation in this community you will personally gain an insight into the customs and values of the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and you will be able guide your centre’s practices in meeting Standard 6 of the National Quality Standards.

All sessions run on a Tuesday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm


About your presenter: Michelle Hamilton

Proud Wiradjuri woman, Michelle Hamilton, heads Gowrie NSW’s Indigenous Inclusion Hub where, as an educator’s educator, she has the opportunity to work throughout NSW. Michelle is passionate about ensuring equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and providing ATSI families with access to early childhood education. Michelle‘s specialist topic is ‘Including and valuing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives’ and her formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Teaching and a Certificate in Training and Assessment. Michelle keeps participants in her sessions motivated by sharing stories and running hands on activities.

Live Sessions:

Session 1: Tuesday 5th May 2020

Ngumbaay – Reflecting on Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultures and Communities

Session 2: Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Bula- Research Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultures and Communities at a local level

Session 3: Tuesday 7th July 2020

Bula Ngumbaay – What is Cultural Competency

Session 4: Tuesday 4th August 2020

Bungu or Bula Bula – Culturally Inclusive Early Childhood Environments

Session 5: Tuesday 1st September 2020

Marra -Connecting with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families and communities

Session 6: Tuesday 6th October 2020

Marra Ngumbaay   – Continuing the Journey