Current Expedition Dates:-Monday 25th – Thursday 28th March 2024
Program Location:- Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre
Program Main Focus:- Indigenous Connections
Approximate Cost:- $200 per student
Wombat Program is an Indigenous Program designed to help students learn more about Koorie Culture and create a connection through friendship to help identity, acceptance and understanding.
Schools from across the network of Victorian Government Special Schools are invited to come together and work together to gain a greater understanding of Koorie Culture across our State and Nation.
Through a unique curriculum, this program offers students an opportunity to meet and learn from KESO (Koorie Education Support Officers), Cultural Educators and local elders as well as develop an understanding of Koorie life, education and culture. Through the program students will be given a chance to share, learn and grow as they identify and gain a greater level of understanding together.
Work together to develop improved indigenous skills in the areas of cultural understanding, cooking, tracking and navigation. Use your imagination to create your own Dreamtime Story, or use indigenous signs to create a unique story with your friends.
It is the full responsibility of the Teacher in Charge to complete all the Principal & Department of Education requirements when planning their participation in this event.
Please check the Department Policy & Advisory Library for current information relating to Excursions - Including Camps & Adventure Activities:-
Minimum time allocation: 1 Week
Curriculum learning focus:
- HPE – Movement and Physical Activity: Learning through Movement, Personal, Social and Community Health: Being healthy, safe
- SCSO – Social Awareness and Management: Collaboration, Relationships and Diversity
- SCSE – Self-awareness and Management: Developing resilience
2021 -Wombat Program (previously known as Camp Warendji) established at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre