Dandiiri Schools and Community Library

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resource lirary ISSU

Available Queensland wide

The Dandiiri—Inala School and Community Library has a wide range of resources reflecting all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture and history.
The collection includes fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, DVDs, puzzles, artefacts, puppets and toys.
The library can help with:
  • embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across the curriculum in authentic and meaningful ways
  • teaching and learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture, history, language and people
  • providing resources for topics such as reconciliation, the Stolen Generation, native title and NAIDOC week
  • providing resources for displays
  • selecting appropriate resources to support the teaching of literacy and numeracy
  • cooperative planning with teachers to help create relevant work units across key learning areas
  • providing support for the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority’s (ACARA) identified cross curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • supporting the Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) project
  • information about cultural educators and making contact with the local Indigenous community for educational purposes.
Dandiiri is pronounced “dun/dee/ree” and is a Yagara word meaning to meet, or to come together.

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"Today was my first visit to the library at Inala with my family day care group. I just wanted to write to thank you for such a rewarding visit. I was in awe at the amount of resources on offer. It was so heartwarming to have such amazing staff that interacted with my children, telling stories and helping with puzzles. The children felt at quite at home in your environment and it was great to meet Uncle Albert too! They spent the afternoon exploring the resources we were able to bring home and were so excited to tell their parents about their day and experiences. We are all looking forward to another visit next month!"
Jessica Gossner
Family Day Care.​
Last updated
15 November 2016