Aboriginal customs and practices
Stage 2 (Years 3-4), HSIE, Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park
Info for teachers
Everything you need to know about Aboriginal customs and practices.
Activities: string making, boomerang and spear throwing, didgeridoo and clapsticks, boomerang painting (additional cost), jewellery making.
Demonstrations: fire sticks, net making, dilly bags, traditional shelters, artefacts display.
Activities and displays for your program may be varied seasonally or to suit desired learning outcomes.
- Half day (3 hrs)
- Introduction - 30 mins
- Activity 1 – group activity - 45 mins
- Activity 2 – gender appropriate activity - 45 mins
- Recess - 30 mins
- Hands on Artefacts display - 45 mins
What to bring
Please wear fully enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, wet weather gear, and lunch which should be low waste with a refillable water bottle. Students should bring gear in a backpack or similar (not plastic bags).
Getting there and parking
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Risk assessment and risk benefits
Our rangers and guides have the technical skill and experience to assess the risks and the benefits of a variety of activities delivered as part of our learning programs.
We believe in including opportunities that allow students to learn and experience for themselves through exploration in the natural environment.
Please make your own risk assessment based on the information provided. Detailed potential risks and controls are provided for the site to assist teachers in risk management planning. Teachers and carers should be aware of, and consider the needs, abilities and medical conditions of students when visiting this site. The supervision of students remains the responsibility of the teacher. The school must ensure an adequate number of adult supervisors are present.
Disability access level - medium
Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly
- in the Tumut area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Tumut area is open all year but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues.
No park entry fees apply in the Tumut area. See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.Buy annual pass