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Dreamtime at Pinemont Pre-School.

With our recent new playground nearing completion, we were so fortunate to be able to be successful in an arts grant through The City of Maroondah Council.  Thank you to local Wurundjeri/Yorta-Yorta Artist, Simone Thomson, who has just completed this amazing Dreamtime story ‘We Walk as One’ at the entrance of our Preschool. Please click on the title of the story to read the meaning behind the story.

The first totem pole portrays Bunjil the Wedgetail Eagle (Creator Spirit) and Waa the Crow (Keeper of Wind and Water). The other two totems depict our groups of Joeys, Possums and Koalas.

At the back of the posts the Rainbow Serpent is represented using the childrens’ handprints as the body.

In front of the poles on the path is a large Gathering Circle signifying the Preschool community and the children. Surrounding the circle are the handprints of our educators, symbolising our arms protecting the children.