Education

The revitalization of Indigenous education is something we care for deeply at Waradah, that is why we are honoured to be bringing this unique service to many schools within, and also, outside of our local area. We have welcomed and enriched the visits of not only Primary and Secondary school groups, but also Private and University level guests and even specialized students from abroad.

Situated as we are near the Three Sisters at Echo Point in the pristine Blue Mountains, we are ideally located for both inner city schools and rural schools within NSW to come and engage in an interactive educational experience. Our domestic educational packages have been created with the current NSW Educational Aboriginal Studies curriculum in mind, but are also geared at engaging your students and broadening their understanding of Australian Indigenous culture.

Waradah is proud to be involved in the reviving opportunities of Indigenous education in the future of our children.

 
[Singapore students enjoy our International Student Package]

For more information on Waradah Aboriginal Centre education packages please download the package PDFs below.

FOC POLICY : One teacher free of charge for every twelve students.

  • Download the Primary School Packages
  • Download the Secondary School Packages
  • Download the Booking Form (for booking before March 2017)
  • Download the Booking Form (for booking after March 2017)
  • Download the Risk Assessment Form
  • Download the Teachers Notes
  • Download the Waradah International Student Programs

See our combined education package with Scenic World & Waradah Aboriginal Centre.

Contact sales@waradah.com.au for more information.

 See our recently refurbished education areas. More changes to come!

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All education programs are followed by a twenty five minute cultural performance by the fabulous Waradah Dancers

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Why not extend your Aboriginal Educational experience by visiting our friends at the Jenolan Caves for their Cultural Experience.

 

 

           

There’s always something new in the world’s oldest caves.  Explore, learn and be amazed.

Jenolan boasts Australia’s most spectacular cave system.  In the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve lets you experience rare wildlife, Aboriginal culture, ecosystems and geological formations wilder than the imagination – great for a range of Key Learning Areas, from K-12:

  • Mind-boggling show caves tours, with nationally accredited guides
  • Challenging adventure programs for teamwork, fitness and self-confidence
  • New digital self-guided tours, highlighting cave formation, technology and  Aboriginal Culture
  • Relevant and handy study guides
  • Completed risk management paperwork, for your convenience
  • Healthy meals
  • Range of accommodation
  • Economical packages

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Testimonials

Cambridge Park High School

“I thought the Waradah Aboriginal Centre was amazing. There were lots of interesting paintings, all with a different story about them. We were taught about Aboriginal culture and tribes and lots of different weapons. They even had real spears. We saw amazing dance performances and Aboriginal musicians played too. There was a possum skin and one of my friends thought it was so soft that he wanted to take it home. We got to take photos and also did a beautiful painting using Aboriginal signs. It helped me to learn more about my heritage and understand the culture that I am part of.”

Zach, Year 7.
Cambridge Park High School

“The Waradah Centre was a wonderful experience, with the staff being very professional and extremely organised. There were several different educational packages to suit different needs. The stage 4 students loved the art, music and dance activities, but their favourite part was when they were taught about their culture. The staff were engaging and patient, answering the students many questions. After the program at the Waradah Aboriginal Centre, we were able to walk only meters to see The Three Sisters lookout! We had a fantastic day and are already planning to take our stage 5 students next Term!”

Mrs Rathbone
Cambridge Park High School

 

Canobolas High School / Kelso High School

On 27 of March this year we brought 15 aboriginal students from Canobolas High School in Orange and Kelso High School in Bathurst to Waradah Aboriginal Centre. On behalf of myself, 5 other teachers and all students who attended I would like to pass on our sincere thanks.

It was a wonderful learning experience and we are already making plans for the next trip. The students, since being back at school, have talked about the visit with enthusiasm and interest.

The staff of Waradah made us feel very welcome, presented in a way to engage our students and provided an excellent learning experience. They could not do enough to make it a very successful and enjoyable day.

The two hour course was very reasonably priced, and easy to organize and book. The presentation was targeted to our audience and the centre is so flexible they even offered to come to our schools to help our students learn to play the didgeridoo.

I would highly recommend to any school group or individual to visit the centre.

Tim Bennett.

 

Korowal School

Year 6.

Thank you and the Waradah Centre for a fantastic morning. Please let Chris know that the children were thoroughly fascinated by his stories. We went to the lookout for morning tea to see if we could see the Sky Spirit’s footprints on Korrowal, and to look for the other sisters. The children were pointing out where the blows from the giant tree had gouged out the Jameson Valley, and a group has spontaneously started researching “seven sister” stories from other cultures (including European folk tales – do you know the story of the seven dancing princesses?).

Kind regards

 Yvonne Edgren

Korowal School