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Aboriginal stories

Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten), HSIE, Tumut area

Overview

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Aboriginal stories is a school excursion in Kosciuszko National Park for Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten) students which focuses on HSIE. The Wiradjuri, Wolgalu and Ngunawal People, along with the NSW National Parks Aboriginal Discovery program, deliver experiences to build understanding and appreciation for their culture.

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Sensory and hands-on activities let students explore and learn by doing. They'll make fundamental links between Dreaming stories, land and country and languages.

For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers

Stage Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten)
Key learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

GEe-1. Identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people.

GEe-2. Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools.

HTe-1. Communicates stories of their own family heritage and the heritage of others.

Objectives

Students will:

  • participate in music activities
  • make and use paints from natural ochres
  • collect bush materials to make traditional toys
  • explore gender-appropriate artefacts and displays.

Excursion details

When

Weekdays all year.

Availability
Guided. Available on request. Subject to staff availability.

Aboriginal rangers from Kosciuszko National Park are also available to come to your school. Please phone (02) 9995 5142 for further details on in-school visits.

Where
Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park
Duration
3-5 hr
Grading
Easy. Discovery ranger guided walk and activities on bush tracks and in the amphitheatre.
Price

$275 per group for a half day (3 hours), $375 per group for a full day (5 hours). Prices include GST. Maximum 25 students per group. For groups over 25 conditions apply.

Accessibility
Medium
Meeting point
Birrimal Waga Amphitheatre, Sydney Street, Tumut.
Equipment
provided
Yes
Booking
If you would like to organise a NPWS school excursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
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Pipers Creek trail, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer