Where: Bangalow Parklands – Deacon Street, Bangalow (incursions also available)
Duration: 1.5 hour
Program Guide: Delta Kay – Arakwal Bundjalung Elder
Price: $13 per student (minimum $260)
Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0467 277 669
This program caters for students from Early Stage 1 to Stage 4 and is designed to support their knowledge and understanding about local Aboriginal people, history and culture.
Jingi Walla – Welcome!
The Jarjum School Program is delivered by Delta Kay, an Arakwal Bundjalung elder who is extremely passionate about sharing her culture and protecting country.
Delta provides a special Welcome to Country to jarjums (children). She then takes them along the stunning Byron Creek located within Bangalow Parklands. This area has hundreds of native plant species, including a variety of bush tucker plants that are especially important to the Bundjalung Aboriginal community.
Bangalow Parklands is also home to some native wildlife, such as Binging the river turtle, Junbung the platypus, Gehr the cockatoo and Margil the water dragon. During the program, Delta shares traditional Dreaming stories that have been passed down from her ancestors and she teachers some Bundjalung language and about significant sites, natural medicine, tools, weapons and artefacts.
Bangalow Parklands has public toilets and drinking water will be available.
Bangalow Parklands is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly.
What to bring
Please wear fully enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, wet weather gear, and lunch which should be low waste with a refillable water bottle. Students should bring gear in a backpack or similar (not plastic bags).