Kids embrace ‘bush’ program

Marissa Bennett and Hayley D’Ettorre with Rocky Cavallo, Ariana Karallis and Rosie Cavallo.
Marissa Bennett and Hayley D’Ettorre with Rocky Cavallo, Ariana Karallis and Rosie Cavallo.

MARISSA Bennett is becoming a familiar face at pre-schools across the Mallee – and her Barkindji culture is now an important part of the kindergarten fun.

Marissa took up the role as Koorie Pre-School assistant (KPSA) with Mallee District Aboriginal Services late last year and is now starting her first full year in the role.

“There’s not really any choice but to hit the ground running when you’re a KPSA,” Marissa said.

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