School Education Packages


Wandana is Australia’s leading Aboriginal education and entertainment company that preserves & promotes Australian Aboriginal culture. We offer a range of Aboriginal education & entertainment programs that educate, entertain & inspire.

2021 Wandana Pre-School /Early Learning Program

A dedicated Pre-School Program designed to inspire both students and Teachers. Covering many areas of Aboriginal culture in an active and hands on manner. Full of fun, unique and rich experiences together.

The Program starts with a traditional Aboriginal Ceremony including Didgeridoo, Acknowledgement to Country, Ochre face paint for kids and Smoking/Sweeping Ceremony.

An exciting range of Aboriginal artefacts are handed around the children and some role play shared along with Dreamtime storytelling. Our Aboriginal Tutors explain Aboriginal art symbols & their meanings before everyone gets to paint their own personal Journey stone.

A stretch canvas painting, capturing the story of the Pre-School Centre in a modern, contemporary Aboriginal style is then dot painted by both children & Teachers.

Next will by Aboriginal songs to sing and dance to enjoy together. Traditional Aboriginal dance moves and steps learnt.

After the energetic dance will be a quiet time of mindfulness Aboriginal meditation called “Dadiri “.

1/2 day (2-3hrs) Program $900

Up to 50 students

 

 

 


2021 Wandana Primary/High School Educational Programs

 

1. FULL DAY ABORIGINAL CULTURAL IMMERSION

Our signature cultural immersion program has been specifically designed to give your students a unique and authentic learning experience. Run by our highly trained Aboriginal Tutors, the program explores history, culture, art and music to give a well-rounded educational and entertaining day.

Aboriginal Ceremony

Our day begins with the school assembling together for an Acknowledgement to Country. Traditional ochre paint is offered to Aboriginal students and School Leaders. We will then conduct a Sweeping or Smoking Ceremony where all students & teachers are encouraged to place a gum leaf into a smoking Coolomon which is a traditional custom to ward off bad spirits, acknowledge ancestors and pay respect to the land and sea of country.

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Everyone will be inspired by the Didgeridoo performance and creation story of the instrument. Traditional and contemporary sounds and rhythms are performed. Students and Teachers will learn how the Didgeridoo is crafted, its history and the customs regarding its use.

Culture Talk

Students and Teachers will then learn about the local Aboriginal history, places, people and events of significance. They will also learn about the local Aboriginal art, materials used as well as the symbols used to create these paintings, carvings and stories shared.

Jurrngkurr

One of the highlights for the students is learning about the traditional tools and weapons used by Aboriginal people. Students and Teachers will view a wide range of hand crafted artefacts collected from around Australia. As the students get to see & hold these artefacts our Tutor will explain how they were made and used in their daily lives.

Julngkul Warrma (Painting School story)

The highlight of the day is the students and teachers coming together to paint the 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 and teachers. Experience an authentic and comprehensive program run by local Aboriginal Tutors aimed at maximising the learning opportunities culminating in a magnificent School painting that will be a legacy for your current and future students for years to come.

1 day program $3,000 (up to 300 students)
2 day program $4,500 (300 + students)

 

 

 


To continue the learning journey of your students we also offer the following range of programs;

 

ABORIGINAL CEREMONY

All of our programs begin with the school assembling together for an Acknowledgement to Country followed by a Reconciliation Prayer. Traditional ochre paint is offered to students and School Leaders. We will then conduct a smoking ceremony where all students & teachers are encouraged to place a gum leaf into a smoking Coolomon which is a traditional custom to ward off bad spirits, acknowledge ancestors and pay respect to the land and sea of country.

 

2. ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO COUNTRY

Acknowledgement of CountryAn Acknowledgement of Country is a way of showing awareness of and respect for the traditional Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander owners of the land on which a meeting or event is being held, and of recognising the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to their Country. The Wandana School Acknowledgement to Country Program is the opportunity for the entire School community to create their very own personalized Acknowledgement to Country.

The Acknowledgement to Country will represent the local Aboriginal people, the schools history, core values, motifs & symbols, connection to community and the student body. We capture the true essence of your school, created by your students & teachers with our local Aboriginal Tutors. The ATC will contain body movements, taught by Wandana Tutors to work together with the text. An authentic and comprehensive program run by local Indigenous Tutors aimed at maximising the learning opportunities for both students and teachers. The Acknowledgement to Country is then documented on a stretch canvas and decorated by students with their local painting for a lasting legacy for your school.

The Acknowledgement to Country program is designed to leave a legacy for future generations. Your school can be proud to share their own Acknowledgement to Country at all future assemblies or gatherings.

1 day program $3,000 (up to 300 students)
2 day program $4,500 (300 + students)

 


3. JOURNEY STONES

Life Journey StonesLife Journey Stones are traditional Aboriginal teaching stones. Every symbol has a meaning and these stones are traditionally used to help with a deeper understanding of ourselves within Creation and the Dreaming. Students discover traditional artifacts handmade by Aboriginal Elders and discuss their origins and uses. They then explore how these artifacts are depicted in Aboriginal art along with other iconic symbols and their meanings through the traditional art of dot painting, x-ray art and animal totems. Students will learn about the history of traditional ochre paint, Aboriginal body painting and their meanings of song lines that connect the Aboriginal people and the land. The students will all paint their own journey stones connecting these Aboriginal symbols to tell their own unique story. Life Journey Stones also make an impactful and memorable sculptural piece within the school grounds.

1 day program $2,500 (up to 300 students)
$3,500 (300+ student)

 


4. ABORIGINAL DANCE “YANU MUNYANA”

Yanu Munyana is an Aboriginal Farewell Dance which will be taught to both students and Teachers. Traditional Australian dance is closely associated with song and is understood and experienced as making present the reality of the Dreamtime. In some instances, they would imitate the actions of a particular animal in the process of telling a story. For the people in their own country it defined to roles, responsibilities and the place itself. These ritual performances gave them an understanding of themselves in the interplay of social, geographical and environmental forces. Over the years Aboriginal dance has evolved and our full day dance program takes the students through both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dance while sharing the stories they communicate.

1 day program $3,000 (up to 300 students)
2 day program $4,500 (300 + students)

 

 


5. DREAMTIME

The DreamtimeThe Sacred World. The Dreamtime is the Aboriginal understanding of the world, of its creation, and its great stories. The Dreamtime is the beginning of knowledge, from which came the laws of existence. For survival these laws must be observed. This program is an inspirational journey of Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, music, movement & dance together. It’s an opportunity for personal growth and enrichment and for the students to get a deeper understanding of Aboriginal culture. School morning assembly starts with an Acknowledgement to Country followed by a Reconciliation prayer. Traditional ochre paint is then offered to 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 classes at a time) form a corroboree circle, offered face paint & listen to Dreamtime stories 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 the completion of the program a group photo is taken for the school and all students are given a Journey Stone as a gift of their time with Wandana.

1 day program $3,000 (up to 300 students)
2 day program $4,500 (300 + students)

 


 

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    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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