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Have you immersed your students in nature this year? We would love to help you with your next excursion and have a range of new and existing programs in a variety of subject areas to inspire, engage and enhance the learning of your students. As an added bonus – all visiting teachers will receive 4hrs (BOSTES registered) field work professional learning! Our NSW Environmental Education Centres are all staffed by trained teachers… Read More

Our Aboriginal student leadership program called Warawi Yana Nura is a finalist in the NRMA Peoples Choice 21st Century Learning Awards for the 2015 Youth Eco Summit. You can watch a short video on the project below. Please check out all the finalists and vote for your favourite (us of course!) via the link below http://www.mynrma.com.au/motoring-services/education/youth-echo-summit.htm

Our Aboriginal student leadership program continued today here at Brewongle EEC. Students got their smocks on and let the artistic talent flow. We saw some amazing designs as we worked on some rather large animals. Using a combination of symbols, dots, hand prints and other techniques – we now have some very impressive large paintings to put up! Erin Wilkins – our Darug educator also helped students develop their own acknowledgment of… Read More

After an intense day 2 of all things literary, we all headed up to our local oval to use up some energy. Students tried to master the art of throwing boomerangs, spears and woomera’s. The day was finished off with some games of soccer and cricket. After a hearty breakfast and another good nights sleep (amazing!), students enjoyed an Aboriginal Cultural talk from Wiradjuri Man – James Stephens. James is one of… Read More

Early this week we had a moving and special day. We journeyed with Aboriginal students and staff from Arthur Phillip HS, Blacktown Girls HS, St Clair HS and St Mary’s Senior to several rock art sites in the NW Sydney region. We offer thanks to the Darug Community and Elder Aunty Edna Watson for giving their permission to enter and view these sites. Our guide for the day was Erin Wilkins –… Read More

This new employment opportunity is available now and the information came from our colleagues at Taronga Zoo. See below for details. Aboriginal Program Coordinator – 00003LE5   Aboriginal Program Coordinator   Aboriginal Identified Part Time 22.8 hours per week, Temporary 2 year contract position. Taronga Conservation Society Australia Salaried Employees Award – Clerk Grade 6 ($80,997 – $83,371 prorata)   Location – Taronga Zoo Sydney Are you a leader in developing culturally rich experiences for… Read More

The term ‘food forest’ conjures up images of an abundant edible landscape similar to the chocolate landscape of Willy Wonka in the movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. I think it is a wonderful term that should inspire us to create ecosystems of food in our schoolyards, backyards and community places. It has ended up in my vocab via a local Permaculture Design Course I am undertaking. Permaculture is an Australian born… Read More

The end is near! 2014 has been quite a productive year for us here at Brewongle EEC and we have had over 5500 students engage in our various programs. I have summarised below the most popular blog posts of the year as judged by the number of hits on the website. Thanks to everyone who has visited our centre, hosted us in their school, read the blog and followed us on Facebook,… Read More

A quick mental health check for all teachers – How are you going? It is the end of the year, report time, exam time….. brains are frazzelled and our patience can be…. thinning. On top of the usual teaching duties (teaching, planning, meetings, counselling, extra curricular stuff, sport, playground duty, homework, parents, other staff, assessments, marking, marking, marking – am I close?) many of you would also be programming for the new… Read More

Brewongle staff have been busy preparing a range of new incursions, excursions, camps and teacher professional learning – check out the links below to book for this term or next year. Incursions: Stage 2 & 3 Creative Arts and Science. Two programs involving art, technology and the environment. We come to your school, provide all the equipment, expertise and activities. Linked to the new syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum. Excursions to Brewongle… Read More