2018 Central Australia Experience
Students currently in Years 8, 9 and 10 (2017) are invited to participate in the PDHPE Indigenous Cultural Awareness and Community Service Tour to Central Australia in July 2018. The tour is designed to provide all students with a unique opportunity to gain, in a respectful manner, a greater awareness, education, and appreciation for Australia’s Indigenous culture and people. They will also witness and experience some of Australia's most spectacular natural wonders.
The tour is a cultural immersion program run by Remote Tours (http://remotetours.com.au/) It consists of an seven-day program based predominantly in the Kings Canyon area with visits to Uluru, Kata Tjuta National Park and MacDonnell Ranges.
The tour also involves a three-day immersion and community service component in a local Aboriginal community – Lilla – an outstation in Kings Canyon (a small Aboriginal community of 10-20 people). The community service component will depend on the current needs of the community, and may include projects such as helping in the community market gardens or organising and running a sports morning for local children. This will involve three half days with the remaining time spent in cultural learning and experience activities with local Aboriginal sites and people. A particular focus will be on Indigenous welfare and health determinants which are studied extensively in PASS, Senior PDHPE and CAFS. This tour will be of particular relevance for students who are considering choosing these subjects; however, all students are welcome as everything learned and experienced is of significant and worthwhile interest to everyone.
The other three to four days will be visiting Uluru and surrounding areas of interest with continued cultural education.
To download the draft itinerary for 2018 PDHPE Indigenous Cultural Awareness and Community Service Tour to Central Australia click here. (PDF 76.1KB)
- Saturday 7 July to Saturday 14 July 2018 (Week 2 of Term 2 School Holidays)
- Approximately $1800 - $2000 (depending on the number of participants and flight costs)
- Includes: flights, accommodation and all food
- Additional costs: drinks, snacks, shopping and souvenirs.
Expression of Interest
An initial deposit of $500 per person will be required to reserve your place on this Cultural Awareness and Community Service tour.
This money will be fully refunded if the tour does not proceed. The deposit is non-refundable once numbers are confirmed and airline tickets are purchased.
If you are interested in your daughter attending this highly memorable cultural and community service tour, please complete the Expression of Interest form.
For further information about the tour, please contact:
Ms Alicia Smith
T: 9704 5683