Ngana Waguna Woori Mumba
Ngana Waguna Woori Mumba (We grow children together)
Our lives start out as a seed that begins to grow. With the warmth and nurturing of country, the bodies, mind and spirit of our children develop.
Parents and grandparents, brothers and sisters, aunties, uncles, cousins and other family members surround us with love and learning.
They all play a part in helping us feel confident and strong as we grow and learn through playgroup, kindy and Prep.
Our ancestors and elders are always watching over our children and community.
Our children are supported and guided towards knowledge, connection and culture, with pride in who they are and where they come from.
The Rainbow Serpent has weaved his path across our country. The head of the Rainbow Serpent represents our elders and past, and the tail our children and future.
The bright colours of the Rainbow Serpent show the flow of love and learning between our children and community.
Our children learn and grow from us as we learn and grow from them.
Every day is a new day of opportunity for our children and our community to grow and learn together as we move towards a bright future.
We all play a part in making the early years count for our little ones.
Each child’s learning journey is unique and different, but with the support and love of communities, our children’s future will be strong and proud.
We grow children together. From birth, our children are growing and learning from everyone around them.
Ngana Waguna Woori Mumba, meaning ‘we grow children together’ in the Alice River language of the Inigai country, is an artwork created by artist Suzanne Thompson, through collaboration with community groups and families.
We grow children together
This is a story of the early learning journey from before birth, as little ones grow and learn throughout the early years. Babies and children are nurtured by parents, aunties, uncles, cousins and other family members, helping them to feel safe and loved as they learn through playgroup, kindy and Prep.
The head of the Rainbow Serpent represents Elders and the past, the tail represents our children and future. Children are guided towards knowledge, connection and culture, with pride in who they are and where they come from.
With the knowledge of elders, guidance and love of family and nurturing of community, we all play a part in making the early years count.
Every child’s early learning journey is unique and different, as they learn and grow through everyday moments and experiences with family and community.