Education Packages


Our Vision at Wandana is 1M students inspired through Aboriginal culture throughout Australia by 2020.

Wandana is a Sydney based Company that specialise in curriculum based Aboriginal education designed to help students explore Aboriginal culture. Using non-tokenistic activities the students will cover a wide range of educational requirements in a creative and dynamic manner. Covering many areas of Aboriginal culture and its people in song, dance, didgeridoo, art, history and storytelling.

Children working on art for their school

Children working on art for their school

2 Steps to Aboriginal cultural compliance, engagement & enlightenment;

Step 1. Review the Wandana Programs below
Step 2. Make a booking or contact via our form below

Wandana will then contact you within 24hrs to discuss & email you a proposal for your consideration.

 

The School Programs

 


Option 1: 1 Day Aboriginal Cultural Immersion &  School Compliance Program (part A)

The learning components as detailed below are designed to help the students to explore Aboriginal culture using non-tokenistic activities.They cover a wide range of educational requirements and will vary in their content according to each year level.

Warra Wayjul

School morning assembly starts with an Acknowledgement to Country followed by a Reconciliation prayer. Traditional ochre paint is then offered to Indigenous students & School Leaders. This is followed by the smoking ceremony where all students, Teachers & Parents are encouraged to place one gum leaf into smoking Coolomon.

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Didgeridoo performance and Creation story of the instrument in traditional dress at School assembly.Traditional and contemporary sounds,rythms and stories are performed. Our Tutor will explain how the didgeridoo is crafted, its history and the customs regarding its use.

Culture Talk

Our Indigenous Tutors will give a brief overview of local Aboriginal history, art and the symbols used to create their paintings.

Jurrngkurr

Our Indigenous Tutor will introduce the traditional tools and weapons used by Aboriginal people. As the students get to see & hold these artefacts our Tutor will explain how they were made and used in their daily lives.

Yubba Bulla (counting to five song)

Children will be divided into groups to explain the Kinship system of Aboriginal societies by assigning them Skin names. Corresponding Ochre designs will be painted on their faces (optional) using Ochre from the local area.The students will perform the “counting to five” song, Yubba Bulla to show their relationship to each other and role in society.

Julngkul Warrma (Painting School story)

The painting will represent the schools’ history, core values, motifs/symbols, connection to community and student body.We capture the true essence of your School in a painting created by your students, teachers with our local Aboriginal Tutors. An authentic and comprehensive program run by local Indigenous Tutors aimed at maximising the learning opportunities for both students and Teachers. Culminating in a magnificent School painting of high quality.

 


Option 2: 1 Day Aboriginal Cultural Immersion & School Compliance Program (part B)

An Inspirational Journey of Aboriginal Dreamtime stories,music,movement & dance together. An opportunity for personal growth and enrichment. Program run by Bangarra trained Wandana tutors.

Warra Wayjul

School morning assembly starts with an Acknowledgement to Country followed by a Reconciliation prayer. Traditional ochre paint is then offered to Indigenous students & School Leaders. This is followed by the smoking ceremony where all students, Teachers & Parents are encouraged to place one gum leaf into smoking Coolomon.

Students (1 or 2 class at a time)form a corroboree circle, offered face paint & listen to Dreamtime story and its morals & values.
Animal totems are then selected by students from the Dreamtime story and then form those body shapes. Traditional Bilma (clapping sticks) are then used to create rhythms along with music.

Students then learn one traditional Aboriginal dance and one contemporary dance.

Dadirri (Aboriginal guided meditation) is next where all students are guided in deep listening. At completion of Program a group photo is taken for School & all students given a Journey stone as a gift of their time with Wandana.

 


Option 3: Painting Boomerang Program

Students are shown a selection of traditional boomerangs handmade by Aboriginal Elders and discuss their origins & uses. Next we view how these boomerangs are depicted in Aboriginal art along with other iconic symbols & their meanings from dot painting, cross hatching, x-ray art and animal totems. Students learn about traditional ochre paint, Aboriginal body painting and their meanings of song lines that connect the Aboriginal people and the land.

  • Students offered Aboriginal face painting or animal totem on hand.
  • Then students paint their own returning boomerang (40cm) using these Aboriginal  symbols to tell a story.
  • Completed boomerangs are sealed to protect Artwork.

 


Option 4: Painting Didgeridoo Program

Students listen to the Creation story of the Didgeridoo before our Tutor explains how the didgeridoo is crafted, its history and the customs regarding its use. Students then view how these Didgeridoo are depicted in Aboriginal art along with other iconic symbols & their meanings from dot painting, cross hatching, x-ray art and animal totems. Students learn about traditional ochre paint, Aboriginal body painting and their meanings of song lines that connect the Aboriginal people and the land.

  • Students offered Aboriginal face painting or animal totem on hand.
  • Students then paint their own School/class didgeridoo with Wandana Tutor.
  • Didgeridoo sizes are 1m or 1.2m, are full functional playing Didgeridoos and are sealed to protect Artwork upon completion.

 


Option 5: Painting “Journey Stones”

Students are shown a selection of traditional Artefacts handmade by Aboriginal Elders and discuss their origins & uses. Next we view how these artefacts are depicted in Aboriginal art along with other iconic symbols & their meanings from dot painting, cross hatching, x-ray art and animal totems. Students learn about traditional ochre paint, Aboriginal body painting and their meanings of song lines that connect the Aboriginal people and the land.

  • Students offered Aboriginal face painting or animal totem on hand.
  • Then students paint their own Journey Stones (1 or 2 each student) using these Aboriginal symbols to tell a story.
  • Journey Stones size are appox 4-6cm.

 


Option 6: School Fundraiser painting Program

Students create a series of Aboriginal paintings in various sizes that have been planned & mapped out by Wandana Aboriginal Tutors. Each artwork is created on a quality stretch canvas ready to hang. Typically each class will complete one painting.

First the students will learn about Aboriginal art along with other iconic symbols & their meanings from dot painting, cross hatching, x-ray art and animal totems. Students learn about traditional ochre paint, Aboriginal body painting and their meanings of song lines that connect the Aboriginal people and the land.

The completed paintings are then made available for School Art Fairs or sold in silent auction at School Market Day Events. Well planned, high quality finished Aboriginal paintings created by students which are highly sought after by Parents & School community members.

 


Option 7: Ultimate School/Corporate Aboriginal Artefacts Package

A selected collection of Aboriginal artefacts hand made by Aboriginal Elders.

The comprehensive Package contains items fully decorated by Aboriginal Elders as well as raw items selected for painting by School Students & Teachers. The artefacts selected for decoration by School Students & Teachers includes traditional raw didgeridoo, standard boomerang, message stick, emu caller and emu egg. Both traditional ochre paint and acrylic paints are made available and these particular items can be chosen & decorated using traditional Aboriginal symbols to tell the story of the School & community.

Package includes hand made items;
Hunting spear, Shield, Hook/Killer boomerang, standard boomerang, large Didgeridoo 1.2m, Kangaroo skin (extra large Red or Grey Kangaroo skin), Coolomon, Bilma (clap sticks), Message stick, Emu caller, Bush telephone (Bullroarer), Emu egg & Crocodile egg (raw for painting or painted), traditional ochre paint.

This Package will include a Certificate of Authenticity.

 


Option 8: NSW Teachers Professional Development Course

Career Stage : Proficient Teacher
Category : 1
Course : Aboriginal art, symbols & painting will contribute 3 hours of NESA

Registered PD addressing 2.4.2 from the Australian Professional
Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher
Accreditation in NSW.

 


 

Booking/Request Form

 

 


Schools we have provided Aboriginal Education & Entertainment Programs with recently:

  • Scots College, Bellevue Hill
  • Glenmore road,Paddington
  • St Vincents College, Potts point
  • Our Lady of Fatima,Caringbah
  • St Josephs, Belmore.
  • Domremy College, Five Dock
  • Kambala, Rose Bay
  • St Patricks, Kogarah
  • Bronte Public School, Bronte
  • St Raphaels, South Hurstville
  • St Pius X College, Chatswood
  • Sacred Heart , Cabramatta
  • La Salle Catholic College, Bankstown
  • John the Baptist,Bonnyrigg Heights
  • Paddington Public School, Paddington
  • Holy Spirit, Carnes Hill
  • St Francis Xavier Catholic primary, Ashbury
  • Casamir Catholic College, Marrickville
  • Claremont College, Coogee
  • All Saints Catholic primary, Liverpool
  • St Michaels Catholic primary, Belfield
  • Bondi Public School, Bondi
  • St Josephs, Belmore
  • St Clares College, Waverley
  • St Brigids, Coogee
  • St Joseph the Worker, Auburn
  • Holy Cross College, Ryde.
  • Marion Catholic, Horsley Park
  • St Fiacres, Leichardt
  • St Columbas, Leichardt
  • Bondi Beach public School.
  • Claremont College, Coogee
  • St Jeromes, Punchbowl.
  • St Patricks, Summer Hill
  • St Marthas, Strathfield.
  • Rosebank College, Five Dock
  • Burwood girls School
  • St Pauls, Dulwich Hill
  • St Therese Catholic primary, Lakemba
  • Bronte Public, Bronte
  • St Bernards Catholic primary, Botany
  • La Salle College, Lithgow
  • Northmead Public, Northmead
  • Randwick Public, Randwick
  • Waverley College, Waverley

 


Please contact us so we can create a package cost for your school

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