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School excursion

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In-school Aboriginal program to learn Gumbaynggirr life

Stage 1 (Years 1-2), HSIE, North Coast


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This Stage 1 (Years 1-2) in-school Aboriginal program to learn Gumbaynggirr life focuses on HSIE. Aboriginal Discovery rangers from Bongil Bongil National Park and Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve will visit your class to introduce the Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal community through traditional language and stories, including dreamtime stories, traditional tools and music.

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In the comfort of their own classroom, students will learn through fun activities - playing clapsticks and using body rhythms to accompany the didgeridoo.

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

Stage Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
Key learning area HSIE
Student outcomes

GE1-1. Describes features of places and the connections people have with places

GE1-2. Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places

GE1-3. Communicates geographical information and uses geographical tools for inquiry

HT1-2. Identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time


Students will:

  • Investigate the connections that the Gumbaynggirr people have to the land, sea and animals of this place
  • Hear stories, to understand why this place is important to Gumbaynggirr people and how it can be cared for
  • Find out how Gumbaynggirr people describe the weather and the seasons
  • Locate the places they know to create a sense of place within Gumbaynggirr Country
  • Engage with local Aboriginal culture through fun activities.

Excursion details


Weekdays in school term. 

Guided. Available on request.
North Coast
1hr 30min

$235 per group (includes GST).

Meeting point
Our Aboriginal Discovery rangers will come to your class.
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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Bongil Bongil beach, Bongil Bongil National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary/Seen Australia