We are thrilled to announce a new date for our online event, Sharing First Nations’ stories in the classroom with Jasmine Seymour.

On Tuesday 19 July, 7pm (AEDT), guest Jasmine Seymour will join Story Box Library’s CEO and founder, Nicole Brownlee in conversation. Plus, hear from our special guest, Primary School teacher Chloe Lumsden, on how to build a meaningful Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for your school community.

This online event will be recorded, and all registrants will receive a link to watch the recording the following day. 

Register here

Join guest Jasmine Seymour, a Darug woman, artist and primary school teacher, in conversation with Story Box Library’s CEO and founder, Nicole Brownlee.

Jasmine will be sharing practical knowledge about how educators can facilitate First Nations’ stories confidently in the classroom, and use children’s literature for greater awareness and understanding of First Nations’ heroes and histories. This event supports educator planning for NAIDOC Week and beyond.

The online discussion will run for approx. 60 min, plus a 15 min live Q&A with participants. 

Registered participants will be invited to submit questions for Jasmine prior to online event. This online event will also be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to watch the recording.

Watching this webinar will contribute towards meeting Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and will provide learning that contributes towards LIANZA professional registration. ALIA Professional Members can reflect on this event to claim PD hours in the ALIA PD Scheme. Certificates available upon request.

Read more about Jasmine’s work on our blog, Stories keep languages and histories alive: why we’ve chosen to celebrate Jasmine Seymour’s Baby Business in our library.

Explore Story Box Library’s First Nations’ Stories

Story Box Library’s First Nations’ Stories (previously titled Indigenous Story Time) is a growing collection of picture books centering respected and well-known First Nations creators and storytellers, reading about history, culture, First Nations legends, connections to Country, and more.

Developed with funding assistance from the Australian Council for the Arts and in consultation with First Nations advisors, this series is also accompanied by our short film, Stories Connect Us All, featuring First Nations artists and creators on what storytelling means to them, their families and communities, and how we use it to share our experiences and identities.

Story Box Library’s Reading Challenge - NAIDOC Week stories

Encourage young kids to learn more about First Nations stories, voices, cultures and histories, by participating in the Story Box Library Reading Challenge in four steps:

  1. Watch the story read.

  2. Learn more with Short Films.

  3. Play with Activity Time.

  4. Borrow and discover more!