School Programs

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School bookings are now closed for 2023 with all dates taken.

The School Program provides hands on experience of past and present life in Australia. Through an enquiry approach children explore a range of sources used by our pioneers. Group activities include:

  • Working in a Pioneer Cottage. Children will experience butter making and see how food was cooked and preserved, view a treadle machine and other equipment used by our pioneers
  • Laundry methods – washing, starching, soap making, scrubbing boards, water carrying, ironing and mangling
  • Grading and packing fruit, chicken farming and egg packing.
  • Using hand operated agricultural tools
  • Coal mining practices
  • Indigenous art activities
  • Lesson in a bush school

Watch a clip of the School Activities

School Group Details

Number of Students: minimum 15; maximum 60

Duration of Visit: 10:00am – 1:00pm (3 hours approximately)

Cost per student: $6.60 (inc GST, accompanying adults free)

Children are divided into 6 groups and rotate through 6 varied activities, an adult with each group is appreciated but not essential

The School Program is designed for pupils from Year 1 to Year 6

Preschool groups and High Schools may arrange a separate program

During the pandemic safety features are observed –
all volunteers are double vaccinated; activities are mostly outside; regularly used surfaces are continually cleaned; each group uses sanitiser before a new activity

We recommend that the students eat morning tea on arrival. They are usually hungry and the sessions can then be run uninterrupted.

WHC Risk management Assessment 2023

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Water Carrying

Washing scrub


Washing Tub

Washing mangler