2016 Winter School Holiday Program – Registrations are open!

Friends of the Box Ironbark Forests is excited to announce registrations open for our 2016 Winter School Holiday Program. The program is for primary school age children and will run in the first week of the rapidly approaching mid-year holiday break. The program has three events, all run at the Fryertown School in Fryerstown and will celebrate and provide education about local indigenous culture.
For more information see our poster.
All sessions will be held at: Fryerstown School 5 Camp St Fryerstown
BYO picnic lunch. Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult for the duration of the session.
Cost – $5 per child, per session. FOBIF family members – no cost
FOBIF membership applications forms can be found here.
For all enquiries contact: Naomi Raftery 0422 585 585 or naomi_raftery@yahoo.com.au
Places are limited and booking is essential. To book click on the links below:
Join Aunty Julie McHale and Uncle Rick Nelson as they celebrate and share their culture and stories.
Aunty Julie McHale is an Aboriginal, Primary school teacher and adopted elder of the Dja Dja Wurrung community. Together with Uncle Rick Nelson, a descendant of the Jarra people, they run ‘The Meeting Place’, a cultural school in Castlemaine for young Koori children which has now been running for six years.
Monday, 27th June 2016 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Suitable for kids in Preps and Grade One.
Wednesday, 29th June 2016 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Suitable for kids in Grade Two and Three.
This session will be run by the Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation with Trent Nelson.
Trent is a proud Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta man. Trent is also the Dja Dja Wurrung team leader at Parks Victoria, where he manages the cultural heritage of six joint-managed national parks in collaboration with two rangers.
Friday, 1st July 2016 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Suitable for kids in Grade Four, Five and Six.
The FOBIF Winter School Holiday Program is supported by the Mount Alexander Shire Council through its Community Grants Program 2016/17.
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