Posted June 2018
The Tree House has celebrated their 10th anniversary of providing quality early childhood education and care to Stockland families by holding a community event.
The special event was attended by children, families and staff from the centre, as well as KU Children’s Services CEO, Christine Legg. The celebrations included speeches, morning tea and an educational performance by Matthew Doyle.
“We had a lovely time celebrating this special milestone. While The Tree House has only been operating for 10 years, in this time we have established such positive relationships with our families, and our passionate team of educators have helped provide the best possible start in life for so many young children,” said The Tree House Director, Kylie Anderson.
The centre has a strong focus on embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives within their curriculum, which was evident during the celebrations.
“Aboriginal Elder, Ann Weldon, opened the celebrations with a Welcome to Country before the children performed their own Acknowledgement of Country. Aboriginal performer Matthew Doyle then provided an educational experience for the children, exploring many aspects of Aboriginal culture including music, instruments and tools,” said Kylie.
“At Tree House we believe it is important for children to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures as it allows them to develop a deeper understanding and connection with Australia’s first peoples and encourages them to develop a greater respect and appreciation for the natural world.”