But that doesn’t happen by accident. We have developed a detailed understanding of what contributes to a feeling of community. We call these things Touchstones of Community. These are the things we feel we need to focus on to make sure every Jabiru program is a community, a place where it’s fun to belong.
Touchstones help us meet one of children’s most basic human needs, which is to experience an environment of trust and belonging where skills, values and attitudes they are learning inside the family and at school, can be reinforced and affirmed.
Exploring our Touchstones
Some elements of a child’s development that happen best when they play, so a Jabiru community will always have time and space for playfulness and fun.
Jabiru communities help children take an optimistic view of their own future, the future of those around them, and of the world.
The Touchstone of Welcome is experienced in the daily process of meeting each other - embracing with a spirit of openness and warmth.
Communities don’t just happen by accident but because of the care members take to have meetings, keep records, and decide what to do.