In 2018, Petaurus Education Group were involved in the development of many wonderful resources and programs across the Murray, Riverina and Western areas of New South Wales. This included Creative Catchment Kids books and working with schools to develop HSIE curriculum content focussing on the cross-curriculum priority – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.
- Aunty Fay: An Inspirational Journey
- The Life and Lessons of Uncle Roy Kennedy
- Connecting with culture and nature
- A Tale of Two Farmers
- Greenthinning adventures on beautiful Namcott
- Walla Park – Landcare in action
- Landcare farming the ‘Wycombe’ way
HSIE Curriculum Resources
Jerilderie Public School
OVERVIEW: Uncle Freddie Dowling is a Pangarang Elder and lives in Jerilderie, NSW. He is a storyteller and published author. This project will engage Uncle Freddie to run workshops in the schools, develop curriculum activities from his stories and record his stories in digital format for future generations.
- Unit of work: First People’s – Bangerang/Panarang
- Grandpa Milawa Stories passed down and retold by Freddie Dowling
- Along the Billabong Creek by Freddie Dowling
Kapooka Public School
OVERVIEW: Our Small schools network comprising Kapooka, Ladysmith, Tarcutta and Uranquinty Public Schools actively work together for curriculum and professional development. As a learning network we propose to work with local Wiradjuri people and education specialists to guide us in developing stage based learning activities that will be suitable for use with the latest digital communication technologies. This resource will provide a range of information and activities to help teachers and students within the Riverina region of New South Wales learn about Australia’s First Peoples.
- Interactive Presentation – Exploring Wiradjuri Culture at Kapooka
Henty Public School
OVERVIEW: To develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of teachers in the Morgan Country Network through targeted professional development and the development of teaching and learning resources that will provide lesson content and learning experiences focussing on locally significant protocols, histories, places, cultures and traditions.
- Interactive Presentation – A quick guide to Henty’s Wiradjuri Culture