Boys In Humpie
Boys In Humpie
Ochre with Tim
Ochre with Tim

SCHOOL EXCURSIONS

 

LA PEROUSE or WATSONS BAY FIRST CONTACT TOU

Kadoo Tours can offer an experience for your school groups for up to 300 students. We are happy to work in with the school curriculum in regards to themes and content for the day. All school tours include a traditional ochre ceremony, welcome to the country and bushtucker samples.

“Their tours in both La Perouse and Watsons Bay, highlighting how early Indigenous lived in these areas has allowed us to connect to a history we rarely knew existed. The tours are informative and fun and easily keep the children engaged, in seeing how plants and trees we walk past everyday, are sources of food and medicine to our first nations people.

I would highly recommend Kadoo tours to any school service especially vacation care.  The locals are beautiful and the knowledge imparted a fantastic way to build connectivity with our Indigenous heritage.”
Cass, Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre

We have a tour experience that suits your time and budget, just call Grant on 0409 922 364 to discuss.

 

A Watsons Bay or La Perouse 3 hour, 2 hour or 1.5 hour tour experiences include:-

  • Guided bush/beach tours with indigenous & historical guides.
  • Entry fee to Sydney Harbour National Park or Kamay Botany Bay National Park.
  • Arts & handicraft workshops. (On request and at an extra cost)
  • Up to date Working with Children Check, Risk Assessment and Certificate of Currency provided.

 

3 hour tour 

This consists of a cultural bush-walk with one of our Aboriginal educators which includes bush tucker samples and a walk through our colonial history of the area with historical guide, Grant Hyde. Not available at Watsons Bay.

Minimum Group Number - 25. Minimum cost- $700

Tour Cost: $27.50 + GST per student.

 

2 hour tour 

This consists of a cultural bush-walk with one of our Aboriginal educators which includes bush tucker samples. At La Perouse or Watsons Bay.

Minimum Group Number - 32. Minimum cost- $700

Tour Cost: $22.00 + GST per student

 

1.5 hour tour 

This consists of a cultural Beach walk along Frenchman's Bay Beach with one of our Aboriginal educators. Get the students feet wet as they collect shells and learn about the ocean, the tides, its beauty, danger and the myriad creatures that it houses. Build your own school's midden and learn about the oldest surviving fishing culture on the planet. Not available at Watsons Bay. 

Minimum Group Number - 33. Minimum cost- $600

Tour Cost: $18.00 + GST per student

 

UNIVERSITY, TERTIARY & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL EXCURSIONS (Years 10-12)

WATSONS BAY OR LA PEROUSE

Kadoo Tours can tailor make an experience for your University, Tertiary or Senior High students investigating various themes such as Reconciliation, invasion/colonialisation or indigenous expression. We are happy to work with the teacher in regards to themes and content for the day. All tours include a traditional ochre ceremony, welcome to the country and a bush tucker tasting.

We have a tour experience that suits your time and budget, just call Grant on 0409 922 364 to discuss.

A Watsons Bay or La Perouse Higher Education tours are 2 hours and include:-

  • Guided bush/beach tour with indigenous guide.
  • Entry fee to Sydney Harbour National Park or Kamay Botany Bay National Park.
  • Bush tucker taste test
  • Insurance cover for the tour

The 2 hour tour consists of a cultural bush-walk with Latoya Brown and the above inclusions. (See Our Tours for more details)

Tour Cost: $27.50 + GST per student.

The minimum cost for these tours is $700 + GST which allows for 25 students.

A charge of $27.50 + GST per student applies after that number.

 

Kadoo Tours are fully insured and holders of a National Parks and Wildlife Service Eco-pass, working with approval from the Local La Perouse Aboriginal Land Council. Latoya & Grant have their Working with Children clearance - documentation is available on on request. Grant is First Aid trained and First Aid kit is carried on all tours. 

SCHOOL INCURSIONS

 

INDIGENOUS CULTURE INCURSION

A 90 minute ‘in-school’ PowerPoint presentation that explores Indigenous understanding and harmony, the invasion/colonization debate, the origins of man, Aboriginal astrology or Indigenous place and country and how they connected to the land.

Kadoo will also happily work with teachers and the school’s curriculum to give students an interesting and fun indigenous experience without leaving school grounds.

“Kadoo Tours were professional, informative, engaging and extremely good with the kids.  It was a wonderful learning opportunity. The kids thoroughly enjoyed their time and returned to class enthused and passionate about Indigenous culture and expression.  Would certainly recommend Tim, Grant and their team.”
David Mugridge, Trinity Grammar School

Students will:

  • take part in a ‘Welcome to the Country’ and ochre ceremony acknowledging ‘Mother Earth’;
  • handle Indigenous tools, weapons, skins, bones, shells and learn how they were used;
  • listen to Dream-time stories, Indigenous mythology and how the First Australians were caretakers of ‘Mother Earth’;
  • Look at the changes that came with the arrival of Europeans and how the indigenous people were forced to adapt.
  • Taste seasonal bush tucker
  • Questions and answers.

Presentation Cost:

From $14.00 + GST per student

Presentation length:

1.5 hour with two (2) Presenters

Minimum  Students: 50    Maximum unlimited

 

 INDIGENOUS ART & CRAFT INCURSION

 

LEARN THE OLDEST DRAWING & WEAVING TECHNIQUES ON EARTH.

An authentic and educational experience with First Australian educators.

Kadoo and their indigenous handicraft experts will bring Indigenous skills back to life for students to learn, share and enjoy together.

Highlights

  • An authentic and educational experience with First Australian educators.
  • Participate in traditional ceremony and sacred stories.
  • Learn about Indigenous symbols, drawing techniques, traditional weaving and sustainability.
  • Workshops run for approximately 2 hours allowing for changeover of classes.
  • Sessions can be structured to align with your school timetable.
  • Up to date Working with Children Check, Risk Assessment and Certificate of Currency provided.

Presentation Cost:

From $14.00 + GST per student

Presentation length:

2 hours

Minimum  Students: 40    Maximum unlimited

 

WRITING & LITERATURE INCURSION - 'Tales Short & Tall'

 

Grant Hyde, a published author of several historical fiction novels, a tour guide and educator, conducts “Tales Short & Tall” Incursions. A 90 minute ‘in-school’ experience where students will bring back to life the skills of writing with quills and parchment.

Tales short & tall incursions will give the students an insight into the incredible evolution of the written word. Let Shakespeare himself transport the children back to the first cave writing of stone age man, the hieroglyphs of the ancients, the development of the quill/pen, the origins of paper, the Renaissance & Victorian writers to modern-day coding, the new written word.

Let “Tales Short & Tall” Incursions teach your students the art of the written word.

 

FEATURES

 

  • Students will watch a fun, informative PowerPoint presentation on the evolution of mankind’s greatest achievement, the written word.
  • Listen to exciting passages from Grant’s novels as the students are asked to develop their own writing skills.
  • Look at exciting props such as shark & crocodile jaws, Neanderthal and animal skulls and how they can use those to spark their own “Tales Short & Tall”.
  • Use goose feather quills, fountain pens, ink and parchment to create their own masterpieces.
  • Learn how their own writing can be inspired by history, their experiences and from the tales of their cherished elders.
  • Discover Exciting Writing.

 

PRICE PER STUDENT:

 90-minute incursion - $12.00 + GST

 

MINIMUM & MAXIMUM NUMBER PER INCURSION

40 Students minimum & 60 Students maximum

 

OTHER EXPERIENCES

 

Kadoo can offer other Cultural Services for schools & businesses to make that important day so much the better. These can ceremonies can be booked singularly or as a group.

 

WELCOME TO THE COUNTRY, OCHRE & SMOKING CEREMONY

Let Latoya Brown usher in a new year with a Welcome to the country, ochre and smoking ceremony. This works wonderfully at school sporting events, dinner and business functions, to ensure good fortune for the building/school and all present.

With the smell of smoldering gum leaves filling the air, be amazed at such a humbling ritual by true descendants of our First Australians. This is something your students, staff or clients will remember for years to come. Tim will give a brief rundown of his lands borders and people and how today, we are all one people living on Mother Earth. 

COST - $400 + GST

 

BUSH TUCKER THEMED CATERING WITH INDIGENOUS CHEF TERRANCE BROWN

Terrence Brown is Latoya's brother and a qualified chef having learnt his trade in some of Sydney's finest restaurants such as The Icebergs Dining Room at Bondi, Guillaume Paddington and Bentley Restaurant and Bar in the CBD. Let him put together a special menu for your next event using some of the worlds newest and most exotic flavours straight from our Australian bush and coastline.

COST PER HEAD- Menus and prices on demand

 

 

TRADITIONAL SONGS & AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM IN DHARAWAL/ENGLISH

Cianna Walker is of Gumbayngirr blood from the Nambucca Heads area and the Walbunga Tribe of the Yuin Nation to the South of Sydney. She has a wonderful voice and at only 14 years old she is destine for great things. Cianna can perform at your function singing the Australian National Anthem in Dharawal and English. This song is coupled with Ngarra Burra Ferra (Song by Jessica Mauboy from The Sapphires movie).

COST - $350

 

 

 

What Our Clients Say

"Kadoo Tours were professional, informative, engaging and extremely good with the kids. It was a wonderful learning opportunity. The kids thoroughly enjoyed their time and came back enthused and passionate about Indigenous culture and expression. Would certainly recommend Tim, Grant and their team."

David Mugridge. Trinity Grammar School, Summer Hill, Sydney

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