Learning on Country

Bi-annual Junior Ranger cultural excursion:  “Black Rock to Red Rock”

Every 2 years our Year 5 & 6 students participate in an excursion to Central Australia visiting the Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park.  Over the period of a week, students are immersed in the rich Aboriginal Cultural experiences the area has to offer.  We visit local communities including Mutitjulu and the primary school organises a disco which is always a hit. The learning focus leading up to the trip revolves around looking at how the Booderee National Park is run and how it might compare to the Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park.

This excursion has been organised;

  • For the students to experience the diversity of other Indigenous cultures.
  • To create links between different Indigenous Communities who also conduct a Junior Ranger Program.
  • To enhance the Junior Ranger Program.
  • For the students to participate in learning activities vastly removed from their own environment.
  • To engage in learning activities conducted by National Park staff in different locations.
  • To experience what other Custodians are working towards and how this will impact on our community now and in the future.