School excursionSpecial Offer
Depth study 6: Expanding culture at Jibbon Beach
Stage 4 (Years 7-8), History, Royal National Park
School excursions in NSW national parks
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Join us and learn about the Dharawal People's rich connection to Country in this Stage 4 (Years 7-8) history excursion at Jibbon Beach. Your NPWS Aboriginal guide will lead students through stories of the Dreaming and share rich cultural knowledge.
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We'll learn about the beliefs and values of the Dharawal People and imagine how they lived in this coastal environment.
Students will hold and demonstrate the use of a range of hand-carved tools and artefacts.
Together we'll walk Jibbon Beach and examine a number of spiritual sites. We'll learn and enact cultural protocol, showing respect for elders past and present.
Students will learn the meaning and significance of local symbols as we view Aboriginal engravings up close.
The group will come away with a deep appreciation for the Dharawal People's way of life. They'll begin to understand how life changed for the Dharawal People following British settlement in the 1770s.
For program outline, safety and practical information about this excursion, see info for teachers
|Stage||Stage 4 (Years 7-8)|
HT4-2. Describes major periods of historical time and sequences events, people and societies from the past
HT4-3. Describes and assesses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the context of past societies
HT4-4. Describes and explains the causes and effects of events and developments of past societies over time
HT4-6. Uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations
HT4-7. Identifies and describes different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past
HT4-10. Selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate about the past
Weekdays during school term.
- Royal National Park
- Easy. Guided activities are in a park on grass, along a beach, along a bush track and around a headland.
$24 per student for groups of 25 or more. GST included. For smaller groups conditions apply.
- No wheelchair access
- Meeting point
- Bonnie Vale picnic area carpark (enter via Sea Breeze Lane)
- Yes. All equipment provided.
- 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.
- School excursion inquiries - Sydney South
- 02 9542 0649
- PO Box 144, Audley NSW 2232
- in Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$12 per vehicle per day. Seasonal ticket booths at Wattamolla and Garie Beach - cash and credit card facilities available. Please bring correct change. There's also coin and card operated pay and display machines to buy day passes.
Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).Buy annual pass