Kirrip Aboriginal Elders Group is a place where Aboriginal Elders can come together to enjoy a morning tea, have a yarn with no kids or interruptions – just Aboriginal Elders space.
Kirrip’s offers a place for our elders to bond socially and culturally with each other. The Aboriginal Elders group is run weekly on Tuesday morning with tea/coffee, cakes and biscuits provided.
Please note that out of respect for our Aboriginal Elders, we would ask that no children or young people are present for this morning tea to enable our Aboriginal Elders to have their own space.
Photo used with permission of Mel Peters
Grandmothers, Aunties, Sistas and daughters gather for a yarn, feed and time out. The Women’s Group is a healing circle and a place for Aboriginal women to come together for friendship, yarning and cultural activities.
The group also attend events and excursions.
An important part of the group is the Possum Skin Cloak workshop funded by IFRAG, focusing on women and their families impacted by family violence.
The Men’s Cultural Program is a traditional cultural learning, strengthening and connection program for Indigenous Men aged 17 years and over.
Non-Indigenous partners and fathers of Indigenous children are also welcome to participate.
The Program includes Men’s shed and a yarning circle where men can support and mentor each other. The focus of this Program will be on strengthening the male’s role and responsibility in Family and Community from an Indigenous perspective.
Kirrip and Edmund Rice Services Mt. Atkinson have partnered together to design and deliver a new cultural program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth living in the City of Melton and aged 12-17 years of age called Youth in Partnership.
This Youth Program aims to create new or build upon existing relationships, increase connection to culture, provide opportunities for leadership development and connect with local elders and Aboriginal professionals who will run cultural activities.
Kirrip’s Carers Support Group is run by carers for carers of children and young people in out-of-home care, including kinship and foster care. This group will provide carers with parenting information, cultural support, offer peer support, share experiences, learn from each other and enable you to manage the impacts and stresses of being in a caring role more effectively.
Please use the contact form if you would like updates on this resuming.
Homework Club is not only a chance for the kids to get a hand with their learning; it is also a great opportunity to access services available to families.
Find out how to access professional support and advice, in a culturally safe, relaxed space. Join the kids in a tasty meal! Have a yarn with other parents and carers, support each other and exchange ideas. Or just take the opportunity to grab a cuppa and have a yarn
PAUSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Kirrip welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families to join playgroup every Wednesday morning.
Supported playgroup at Kirrip provides a culturally safe and fun environment for parents and carers to meet other parents and carers. It also provides the opportunity for children to socialise and have a play. Enjoy:
- Kids playing together with the toys
- Songs and music
- Parenting tips from Big Yarns smalltalk
- A morning tea together