Martin Street Community Childcare Centre

“On the 4th of August, we had the pleasure of having “Jennibe” to celebrate National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.

Immediately your attention is drawn upon the colourful costumes both Kim and Rusty wear.  They are not only traditional, but every drawing on their costume tells a story and is therefore meaningful. The passion that is borne from Kim’s Aboriginal Ancestors is very much evident in the time spent making these costumes.

The next point of interest would have to be the Aboriginal songs Kim and Rusty sing, accompanied by the skilful guitar playing.  The songs are short and repetitious which is most appropriate for the ages of our children. We all joined in the singing, and this was very much encouraged with the handing out to all the participants the home-made musical instruments, decorated with aboriginal drawings.

Finally, I would like to mention the dreamtime stories Kim and Rusty tell the children.  As we all know, some dreamtime stories can be tricky to tell the early childhood aged children, but Kim and Rusty managed to tell us “How the Sun Was Made” in a delightful yet appropriate manner.  This was evident by the retelling of the story by some of our older children.

I thoroughly recommend “Jennibe” to anyone who is looking for an educational-based entertainment for their childcare centre, OSHC, or primary school.”

Mary-Anne Patching


Martin Street Community Childcare Centre

07 5596 3026


Birkdale OSHC

Thank you both so much for coming to our service and running your program. The children were telling me how much they enjoyed the program, here is what some of them had to say.

Zayla & Maddie, both age 11.

“The program was awesome and we both liked learning about the different traditions and the names for things.”

Eddie age 9.

” It was challenging and I loved the music and all the cultural stuff that you showed us, I loved that you explained where you came from.”

Jasmine age 9.

“I liked the fun games and the people that run the program.”

John age 6.

“It was really fun and really hard and it was good exercise.”

Ruby age 7.

“It was fun and I liked it when they did the skipping and the fact that it didn’t go over your head.”

Nice age spread there and it is hard sometimes to get some activities that they all like. Thank you again and later in the year we will get you out again.

I will pass on your name to our other OSHC programs.