Yarning Circles

Yarning Circles allow all students to have their say in a safe space without judgement. Each student is encouraged to speak, one at a time, without interruption. This is a process that helps to develop deep listening skills, sharing knowledge and establishing rules around respectful behaviour.

The use of a Yarning Circle is an important process within Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island culture. It has been used by Indigenous peoples from around the world for centuries to learn from a collective group, build respectful relationships, and to preserve and pass on cultural knowledge.

Belonging and a sense of connectedness is the most important element to a child’s emotional health and wellbeing. Connectedness, belonging, and attachment are essential if children are to engage fully with life and learning.

Providing a nurturing, inclusive and
safe learning environment for all.