Teddy Bears Picnic

Science  (Living World)

This special program focuses on the needs of living things; air, water, shelter and food. Students and their teddies participate in number of activities including an earth walk, habitat games, story time and a picnic in the bush. A letter from Edward, the chief Teddy Bear delivered to the class invites the children to bring their teddies to a picnic.

Program Locations: Muogamarra I Davidson Park

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Muogamarra I Davidson Park COVID

Supporting Resources: in development

Social Stories: Muogamarra I Davidson Park

Special Local Places

Geography (People Live in Places)

During a bushwalk through one of the special bushland areas of northern Sydney, the students will explore the features of these special places, including the plants, animals and Aboriginal history. The students will do this through a range of sensory fieldwork activities that include building shelters, exploring bush tucker, treasure hunts of natural materials and listening spots.

Program Locations: Muogamarra I West Head I Bobbin Head

Program Details: Program overview 

Risk Management advice: Bobbin Head I Muogamarra I West Head I COVID

Supporting Resources: Pre and post excursion lessons

Social Stories: Bobbin Head I Muogamarra I West Head

Features of Places

Geography (Features of Places)

The geographical inquiry process is used to frame an investigation for the students to discover the natural and human features of the area. Students will also examine different uses of this area and implement ways to care for this place. 

Program Locations: Bobbin Head I West Head

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Bobbin Head I West Head COVID

Supporting Resources: Pre and post excursion lessons (Bobbin Head) I Local Places guided learning

Social Stories: Bobbin Head I West Head 

Aboriginal People and Places

Geography (People and Places) / History (The Past in the Present)

The national parks and reserves of northern Sydney are very important local places with a rich history that inform us about the past. During the day, the students will explore one of these special local places to help understand their importance, how we care for them and why Aboriginal sites are significant local places.

Program Locations: Bobbin Head I Muogamarra I West Head 

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Bobbin Head I Muogamarra I West Head ICOVID

Supporting Resources: Pre and post excursion support (Muogamarra and West Head) I Local Places guided learning

Social Stories: Bobbin Head I Muogamarra I West Head 

Bush Safari

Science (Living World)

During the Bush Safari, the students will explore a location in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park to observe a variety of different living things and the environments they live in. During the bush walk, the students will engage in hands-on learning activities to discover the different plants and animals that live in the local area, how they can be grouped and what they need to survive. 

Program Locations: Bobbin Head I West Head  

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Bobbin Head I West Head COVID

Supporting Resources: Pre and post excursion support (Bobbin Head)

Social Stories: Bobbin Head I West Head 

The Earth’s Resources 

Science (Earth and Space)

This program explores the wide range of Earth’s resources found within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and beyond. There is a focus on soils, water, forests and Aboriginal connection to Country.

Program Locations: Bobbin Head I West Head  

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Bobbin Head I West Head I COVID

Supporting Resources:  Pre and post excursion support (Bobbin Head) I Earth’s Resources guided learning

Social Stories: Bobbin Head I West Head 

NEW Bush Survival Skills

PDHPE, Geography, Science

Do your students have the skills needed to survive in the bush? Students will travel to an area in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park where they will learn about the bush skills required to survive in the bush.

Program Locations: Muogamarra I West Head

Program Details: Program overview 

Risk Management advice: West Head I Muogamarra COVID

Supporting Resources: in development

Social Stories: Muogamarra I West Head 

NEW Explore Outdoor

PDHPE

Explore Outdoor is the ideal program for schools looking to provide a day camp experience for their students or as a beginning or end of year activity.
The program aims to build leadership qualities, teamwork and resilience through a variety of fun, hands-on and team- oriented activities.

Program Locations: Bobbin Head

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Bobbin Head COVID

Social Stories: Bobbin Head

The Earth’s Surface (formerly Beneath Our Feet)

Science and Technology (Earth and Space)

The sandstone country of northern Sydney is millions of years old and over time has been gradually eroded to form the spectacular valleys and ridges we see today. During the program, the students will observe this natural erosion, investigate erosion in built areas and examine the components of soil and how it is formed.

Program Locations: Kalkari to Bobbin Head I West Head

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Kalkari to Bobbin Head I West Head COVID

Supporting Resources: Pre and post excursion support I Soil guided learning

Social Stories: Kalkari to Bobbin Head I West Head 

NEW Birds, Bees, Flowers and Seeds (formerly Plants in Action)

Science and Technology (Living World)

During a nature walk through one of Sydney’s most diverse plants communities, students will view, learn about, photograph and draw Australia’s unique plants. Learning will focus on pollination, plant structure, life cycles of flowering plants and Aboriginal uses of plants. 

Program Locations: Bobbin Head I Muogamarra I West Head

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Muogamarra I West Head I Bobbin Head COVID

Supporting Resources: Pre and post excursion support (Muogamarra and West Head)

Social Stories: Bobbin Head I Muogamarra I West Head 

Classification of Living Things (formerly Fur, Feathers, Leaves)

Science and Technology (Living World)

Starting at the Visitors Centre at Kalkari, students will observe and classify a variety of preserved animals and engage in several hands-on learning activities to observe different plants and animals and use these features to classify them into group

Program Locations: Kalkari to Bobbin Head

Program Details: Program overview 

Risk Management advice: Kalkari to Bobbin Head COVID

Supporting Resources: Pre and post excursion support I Frogs:Lifecycles guided learning

Social Stories: Kalkari to Bobbin Head

The Earth’s Environment: Forest Features 

Geography (The Earth’s Environment) / Science (Living World)

The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is one of Australia’s most spectacular and important areas of land and is home to an abundance of native plants and animals.
During the walk from Kalkari to Bobbin Head, the students will explore three different forest types and use a range of geographical tools to investigate the animals, plants and their relationships.

Program Locations: Kalkari to Bobbin Head

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Kalkari to Bobbin Head COVID

Supporting Resources: Pre and post excursion resource

Social Stories: Kalkari to Bobbin Head

Bush Journal

History (Community and Remembrance)

This excursion provides a study of the early life of Norman Windybanks, the son of local pioneer, Edward Windybanks. During the program, the students will follow the fictitious diary  of Norman and good friend Sims to learn about the history of the area and get a sense of life in the early 1900s.

Program Location: Kalkari to Bobbin Head

Program Details: Program overview

Supporting Resources: Bobbin Head Historical Photos

Risk Management advice: Kalkari to Bobbin Head COVID

Social Stories: Kalkari to Bobbin Head

Local Aboriginal Studies

History (First Contacts, Community and Remembrance)/Geography (The Earth’s Environment)

Sydney’s northern suburbs have incredible sites of Aboriginal cultural significance. When observed, these provide a link to a very old and continuous culture that provide the students with an opportunity to learn about the local Aboriginal people and the value of these sites.

Program Locations: Muogamarra I West Head.

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Bobbin Head I Muogamarra West Head I COVID

Supporting Resources: Pre and post excursion support

Social Stories: Bobbin Head I Muogamarra I West Head 

National Parks

Geography (Places are Similar and Different)

The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is one of Australia’s most spectacular and important areas of land. The students will explore the Park’s history, features and users. They will explore issues associated with managing a national park and examine how people value and care for the park.

Program Locations: Kalkari to Bobbin Head I Muogamarra I West Head.

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Kalkari to Bobbin Head I Muogamarra I West Head COVID

Supporting Resources: Pre and post excursion support

Social Stories: Kalkari to Bobbin Head I Muogamarra I West Head 

NEW Explore Outdoor

PDHPE

Explore Outdoor is the ideal program for schools looking to provide a day camp experience for their students or as a beginning or end of year activity.
The program aims to build leadership qualities, teamwork and resilience through a variety of fun, hands-on and team- oriented activities.

Program Locations: Bobbin Head

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Bobbin Head COVID

Social Stories: Bobbin Head

NEW Adaptations

Science (Living World)

Students will explore three different ecosystems and compare the features and adaptations that enable the living things to survive where they do. The importance of sustainable use of environments and Aboriginal land management practices will be examined. Students will also be learning through play with active games about adaptations and survival.

Program Locations: Bobbin Head

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Bobbin Head COVID

Supporting Resources: Spotted Quoll Adaptations I Plant Adaptations

Social Stories: Bobbin Head

NEW Survivor Challenge

PDHPE

Survivor Challenge provides an opportunity for students to to challenge themselves and learn leadership skills through activities designed to encourage teamwork, negotiation, problem solving and leadership. For those finishing in Year 6, the program aims to consolidate personal and interpersonal skills learning in primary school, and build new skills for transitioning to high school, as well as being a great fun day in the outdoors!

Program Locations: Bobbin Head I The Basin

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Bobbin Head I The Basin I Canoeing COVID

Social Stories: Bobbin Head I The Basin

Factors That Shape Places: Bobbin Head (includes bushfire)

Geography (Factors That Shape Places)

Using the geographic inquiry process, students will investigate the features, human activity and management of Bobbin Head, now and in the past. Each student will be supplied with a field journal to record information acquired through a variety of activities including mapping, fire management assessment and a cultural site visit.

Program Locations: Bobbin Head

Program Details: Program overview 

Risk Management advice: Bobbin Head COVID

Supporting Resources: Pre and post excursion support I Bobbin Head Historical Photos I Your Place guided learning

Social Stories: Bobbin Head

NEW Bush Survival Skills

PDHPE, Geography, Science

Do your students have the skills needed to survive in the bush? Students will travel to an area in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park where they will learn about the bush skills required to survive in the bush, including making shelter and mapping.

Program Locations: Muogamarra Nature Reserve I West Head.

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Muogamarra I West Head COVID

Social Stories: Bobbin Head I Muogamarra I West Head 

NEW School Leader

School Leader provides an opportunity for students to learn leadership skills through activities designed to encourage teamwork, negotiation, problem solving and leadership. This may include SRC, Prefect groups and Peer Support teams.

Program Locations: Bobbin Head

Program Details: Program overview

Risk Management advice: Bobbin Head I Canoeing COVID