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School incursion

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School incursion: Learn about Gumbaynggirr life

Stage 2 (Years 3-4), History, North Coast


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Gumbaynggirr life and culture is brought to your classroom in this Stage 2 (Years 3-4) History incursion. Students will learn about the Gumbaynggirr spirituality and their concepts of connection to Country and community with an Aboriginal Education Ranger.

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From the comfort of their classroom, students will journey through the Dreamtime history of the Gumbaynggirr People. Together we’ll explore traditional culture, and the deep connection to Country and concepts of spirituality and community held by the Gumbaynggirr.

Through fun activities and use of traditional tools and music, students will develop a deep appreciation for the Gumbaynggirr way of life.

They’ll develop an understanding of Aboriginal culture, and the rich inter-generational wisdom held by the world’s oldest living civilisation.

This incursion is designed to support the K-10 history syllabus topic Community and Remembrance.

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

Stage Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
Learning area History
Student outcomes

HT2-1. Identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world

HT2-2. Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

HT2-5. Applies skills of historical inquiry and communication


Students will:

  • Recognise that Aboriginal people are the first Australians
  • Investigate the connections that the Gumbaynggirr People have to the land, sea and animals of this place
  • Learn about the Gumbaynggirr way of life, culture, spirituality and their concepts of connection to Country and community
  • Engage with and have the opportunity to ask questions of Gumbaynggirr People.

Incursion details


Weekdays in school term.

Available on request.
North Coast
1hr 30min

$260 per group (includes GST).

Meeting point
Our NPWS Aboriginal guide will come to your class.
If you would like to organise a NPWS school incursion please get in touch with local staff or use the 'Enquire' link for the online form.
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