Narelle Dawson – QLD
I have worked at Bribie Island Community Kindergarten 22 years and have been the full-time Teacher and Director of our beautiful service since completing the Bch Education Early Childhood in 2002.
One of my proudest moments in the course of my time working with children and families has been leading Bribie Community Kindy into a position where in Feb 2014 we earned the ‘Excellent’ rating awarded by ACECQA, in 2015 C and K’s Service Leadership award and in 2016 was awarded C and K’s Excellence and Innovation in Pedagogy and Practice award.
Some of the most fulfilling and enjoyable moments in more recent years has been the connections and relationships we as a community have built. We have work tirelessly to foster Community relationships and links and to Embed Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Perspectives into our teaching and learning in an authentic and meaningful way. A Weekly Bush Kindy, Monthly Bush and Beach family walks and our weekly visits to our local Aged Care Facility are just some of the ways we engage with our community ultimately providing positive outcomes for the children, families and community in which we play, teach and live!