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Yuluwirri Kids join in with Australian National Flag Day

Monday 3 September 2018 is Australian National Flag Day and marks the day the Australian national flag was first used in 1901. Yuluwirri Kids participated in a day full of activities and celebrations along with their families, community members and Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Peter Shinton.

Acting Manager of Children and Community Services, Linda Miller said, “Yuluwirri Kids recently celebrated NAIDOC Week through learning more about Aboriginal cultures and now celebrating Australian National Flag Day, the children have been able to understand and appreciate the importance of different cultures in a community. Yuluwirri Kids celebrate different cultures throughout the year, giving children a better understanding of multicultural diversity and an extra sense of belonging within the community, regardless of their background.”

Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Peter Shinton said, “It was great to see community members and parents come along and get involved with the celebrations, it really showed a great sense of community and Aussie Spirit.”
Clr Shinton continued by saying, “Australian National Flag Day is an opportunity for individuals, communities, organisations, business and schools to acknowledge that we are many people, from many backgrounds, together united under one flag, the Australian Flag.” He went on to say “This was an opportunity to give all the children a sense of belonging, a sense of inclusion and a sense of pride and an insight into the meaning of being Australian.”

There were around 35 children in attendance who all watched the raising of the Australian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags in silence. Then everyone was invited to join the children and staff for some lunch including lamingtons made by the children.

The celebration was a successful day and the children are looking forward to helping the educators with the raising of the flags each day.

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Image: Raising the Australian Flag at Yuluwirri Kids aided by Mayor Peter Shinton.

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2018