Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day theme announced
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2024 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day theme announced

by Freya Lucas

March 19, 2024

SNAICC, National Voice for our Children has announced the theme for this year’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day as Strong in Culture, Stronger Together.


Each year on 4 August, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities – and all Australians – come together to celebrate the strengths and culture of First Nations children. Hundreds of early years and childhood education centres host annual events to celebrate Children’s Day. Events can take place at your service or in partnership with a local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation or community.


This year’s Children’s Day falls on a Sunday. As always, SNAICC will be marking the day on Sunday, August 4, to commemorate the origins of Children’s Day. Services and organisations are encouraged to hold their Children’s Day events on Friday, August 2 if they wish.   


The 2024 Children’s Day theme was chosen to elevate the intention of Children’s Day, focusing on the strength of First Nations children that comes from their connection to culture and mob. “This year we stand with our children, proud of their culture, stories, kin and community – all that makes our children special, resilient and the bright leaders of our future. We hope that this year’s Children’s Day theme empowers our children, making them feel proud of who they are and where they come from,” a statement from SNAICC read. 


“Showing them that their culture is one of the most sacred, strong and important assets that they can have. If they are strong in culture, then they are strong in their identity, and this is important for future generations to come.”


Some suggested ways to celebrate Children’s Day include: 


  • Organise an open day or morning tea 
  • Hold a family fun day for foster and kinship carers and their children in out-of-home care
  • Organise a children’s picnic or activities in a local park
  • Bring Elders, families and their children together in your service for storytelling and cultural activities
  • Cultural dancing and performances
  • Games and activities and arts and craft sessions
  • Have a flag raising ceremony with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
  • Hold a fete or fundraising activity for children in your community
  • Organise sporting events or competitions for children and young people
  • Invite local leaders, politicians and Elders to spend some time at your service on Children’s Day


For more information please see here. 

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