These learning experiences develop the child’s listening and sound awareness skills.
Sounds, Words, Aborginal Language and Yarning
SWAY is an oral language and literacy program based on Aboriginal knowledge, culture and stories within the early years learning environment. It has been developed by Early Educators, AEOs and Speech Pathologists at the Royal Far West School in Manly, NSW.
A key focus of the program is provide professional development and mentoring to build the capacity of teaching staff.
Teachers learn to
- Embed local Aboriginal Language, culture and stories within classroom programming.
- Use Speech Pathology strategies to develop oral language and early literacy skills.
What we offer
- An evidence based oral language and literacy program based on Aboriginal Language, stories and culture.
- Practical training and ongoing mentoring to teachers staff within rural and remote NSW.
- A ‘ready to go’ SWAY resource kit that contains speech pathology games and activities.
- Small group oral language intervention session delivered remotely via the COVIU web based interface.
All of the SWAY learning experiences are centred around a yarn or dreamtime story.
Auntie Lois Birk has kindly shared memories from her childhood. We treasure the yarns that she has shared.
Lois’ fishing yarn is shared with the children with our ‘Me and My Body’ learning unit.
To explore the ‘Me and My body’ unit further click here