Exciting News! The Wurundjeri Corporation has moved! Our new location is 675 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, 3067.

Exciting News! The Wurundjeri Corporation has moved! Our new location is 675 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, 3067.

Early Education

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture have been identified as a cross-curriculum priority by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (pre-school – year 12). We believe that students living on, and learning about Aboriginal history and culture on Wurundjeri Country, benefit most when learning from our skilled Wurundjeri Educators.

We offer customised educational incursions and excursions. All age levels are catered for including pre-school, primary and secondary. Our education experiences are designed to  deepen students’ interest in, engagement with, and understanding of Wurundjeri people’s history, culture and identity.

hand Early Education Programs: Preschool Children

2-Year-old Programs:

Marram (Kangaroo):

This 45-minute program is designed for children to learn animal names, body parts, and numbers through visual aids, songs, and dance.

$600

Waa (Crow):

This 45-minute program is designed to allow children to view Aboriginal artifacts, play with Marngrook (possum skin ball), and paint their own Boomerang.

$600 plus $4 per boomerang, per child

3-Year-Old Programs:

Balm-Balm:

The Balm-Balm is a 1-hour program that introduces children to Wurundjeri history and culture. Children will view artifacts learn Woi-wurrung, participate in song and dance and paint their own boomerangs.

$600 plus $4 per boomerang, per child

3-year-old language session:

This 1-hour program introduces students to the Woi-wurrung language, teaching children welcome words, animals, and body parts. Children will also paint their own Boomerang.

$600 plus $4 per boomerang, per child

3-year-old bush kinder session:

This 1-hour bush kinder program allows children to learn about the country. Children will learn about the Wurundjeri people by looking at artifacts, building huts, and performing dances.

$600

3-year-old cultural games session:

This 1-hour session allows children to learn a variety of cultural games from across Australia’s Aboriginal communities.

$600

4-Year-Old Programs:

Bunjil (Eagle):

This 1-hour program engages children in a once-off session allowing them to experience a range of learning of the Wurundjeri People. Children will learn through storytelling, Dreamtime stories, language, song, and dance.

$600 plus $4 per boomerang, per child

Woi-wurrung program

This is a six-session program (1 hour per session) that allows children the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the Woi-wurrung language. Children will spend each lesson learning a new topic. The topics include greetings, family names, seasons and weather, animals, numbers, and body parts.

Quote available upon request

Wurundjeri Program:

The Wurundjeri Program is a 1- hour over 5-weeks program that allows children the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of the Wurundjeri People. Each week will focus on a different topic including an introduction to the Wurundjeri people, artifacts, Birrarung, Dreamtime stories, and a language Session.

Quote available upon request

Marngrook (possum skin ball):

This 1-hour session allows the children to learn cultural games from Aboriginal communities across Australia.

$600

4 years + Bush Kinder Program:

This 1-hour program allows children to learn in the country. Children will learn about the Wurundjeri people by looking at artifacts, building huts, and performing dances

$600

4 years + Woi-wurrung Session

This 1-hour language session focuses on greetings, numbers, animals, and body parts.

$600

All Prices are for Monday – Friday between 9 am – 5 pm and are excluding GST. A 25% surcharge is applied for bookings outside these hours. The prices are for groups of 25 students. Groups that exceed that number will incur an additional $10 per head charge.

*Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to Education@wurundjeri.com.au. Full fees will be charged for cancellations within 24 hours notice. Notice of a cancellation must occur within 9 am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. See https://www.wurundjeri.com.au/terms-and-conditions/wurundjeri-indigenous-cultural-education-session-icat/ for further information.

Additional cultural services are priced as follows: Welcome to Country – $700, Welcome to Country & Smoking/Cleansing $1070.