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Berry Island Reserve

Wollstonecraft, NSW

Located at the southern end of Shirley Road, Wollstonecraft, Berry Island reserve is a small almost circular island that is linked to the mainland by a wide grassed causeway.

Berry Island was known to be a fishing, hunting and camping site for Aboriginal communities in 19th Century.

Highlights

  • Guided bush walk along the Gadyan Track that interprets Aboriginal History
  • See evidence of the Aboriginal way of life including shell middens, axe grindings and rock carvings
  • Children have their faces painted with Ochre in culturally appropriate patterns
  • Bush tucker and sustainability talk
  • Children can bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the play area and great views Berry Island offers

What's Included?

  • A fun learning experience about our First People facilitated by Indigenous Educators
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

For Schools

  • Suitable for years 1 – 4.

Human Society and its Environment HSIE:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the features and characteristics of places and environments across a range of scales.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of interactions between people, places and environments.
  • Apply geographical tools for geographical inquiry.
  • Develop skills to acquire, process and communicate geographical information.

Years 1-2

  • The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for (ACHASSK031)
  • Activities in the local place and reasons for their location (ACHASSK033)

Years 3-4

  • The importance of Country/Place to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples who belong to a local area (ACHASSK062)
  • Pose questions to investigate people, events and issues (ACHASSI073)
  • The diversity of Australia’s first people and the long continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies). (ACHASSK083)
  • The importance of environments, including natural vegetation, to animals and people (ACHASSK088)
  • Examines features and characteristics of places & environments (GE2-1)
  • Describes the ways people, places and environments interact (GE2-2)
  • Examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments (GE2-3)
  • Investigate Australia’s major natural & human features such as deserts, river and mountains (ACHGK014, ACHGK015)
  • Investigate the climate and weather of different places (ACHGK017)
  • Investigate the settlement patterns and demographic characteristics of places and the lives of the people who live there (ACHGK019)
  • The importance of environments, including natural vegetation, to animals and people (ACHASSK088)
  • Syllabus Content Focus: The Australian Continent
Rated 5 out of 5
Fabulous! The male tour guide was AMAZING! Some of our most difficult children were engaged by him, he was such a character, and the children learnt so much!
Jenna
Thornleigh West BASC
Rated 5 out of 5
"Henrietta & Robert from Koori Kinnections were very engaging and the children participated fully in their activities and games. Watching the children perform their aboriginal dance was a delight!
Jess
All Hallows
Rated 5 out of 5
Berry Island was fantastic! The kids had a great time and everyone really loved it.
Nicki
Kids Cottage Middle Harbour

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