A Diverse & Connected World

Geography

Syllabus Outcomes GE3-1 | GE3-2

$24.00

This price includes entry to the Gardens.

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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About A Diverse & Connected World

Experience the bustling chaos of Chinatown, the tranquil peace of a Chinese Garden, and the enticing smell of fresh dumplings. This lively and colourful excursion will immerse your students in the diversity and wonder of Asian culture as they learn and discover the history and importance of Australia’s connections with Asia. Students will observe water dragons among luscious bamboo forests, walk amidst colourful lanterns, discover their Chinese zodiac animals and learn Mandarin calligraphy writing before working in teams to consolidate their newfound knowledge to win the Ranger Jamie Olympics. On this jam-packed and fast-paced adventure, students will appreciate the diversity of culture and people in Australia and the world and investigate how places, people and cultures differ. They will explore and reflect upon similarities, differences and the importance of cross-cultural understanding as they wander the hidden laneways of Chinatown and the majestic Chinese gardens of friendship. It’s sure to be an authentic and exciting experience your students will never forget!

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

GE3-1 describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments
GE3-2 explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments
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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Excursion (4 Hours) 10am – 2pm

Time allocation for excursions can be tailored and adjusted to suit your individual school timetable and scheduling.

Transport

Leave it all with us! Whilst you are welcome to organise your own transport to and from our adventures, alternatively you can book with our Ranger Jamie buses or coaches. Ask us for a transport quote and we can take care of everything!

Please note, all coaches include seatbelts for students however, buses do not.

What's Included

Supplementry Lesson Ideas Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • How do places, people and cultures differ across the world?
  • What are Australia’s global connections?
  • How do people’s connections to places affect their perception of them?

Diversity across Asia
Students:

  • identification of countries of the Asia region in relation to Australia
  • examination of economic, demographic and social differences between the countries of the Asia region eg employment, population, lifestyle

Global connections
Students:

  • investigate connections between Australia and other countries of the world, for example: (ACHGK034, ACHGK035)
    • description of connections Australia has with other countries eg trade, migration, tourism, aid
    • examination of a significant event and its local, regional and global effect on people and places eg sporting or cultural event

Day Outline

Arrival / Morning Tea / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.
(approx. 25 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into their groups of approximately x 30 students and are allocated a Ranger guide for each activity.
Activity 1 Students participate in each activity for approximately 50 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 50 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 50 minutes.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Sydney (CBD) Activities

ACTIVITY 1: Chinese Garden of Friendship
Take a bliss filled guided walk through the tranquil Chinese Garden of friendship. Students and teachers will be awestruck by the beauty which incorporates the world renowned landscape of China into the heart of Sydney CBD. Students will discuss the art of bonsai, legends and mythology, the lunar calendar, Feng shui and MUCH more.

ACTIVITY 2: Tour of Chinatown
Explore the first trade building in the Sydney CBD, where the students will discuss trade between Asia and Australia and even hear ghost stories from this historic part of town. Following this the students will take a tour through the main street of Chinatown where they will learn about the significance of colours, architecture and festivals such as Chinese New Year. Students immerse themselves in the fresh smell of dumplings, the sights of lanterns and the marine aquarium tanks filled with the freshest seafood that Sydney has on offer.

ACTIVITY 3: Chinese Dragon Art and Crafts
The dragon dance is often performed during Chinese New Year. Chinese dragons are a symbol of China’s culture, and they are believed to bring good luck to people, therefore the longer the dragon is in the dance, the more luck it will bring to the community. The dragons are believed to possess qualities that include great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom and auspiciousness. In this activity, students will create their own unique dragon heads and participate in a dragon-dancing activity.

Auburn Activities

ACTIVITY 1: Guided Walk through the Japanese Gardens
Students walk through a beautiful, Ryoan-ji style Japanese Garden which includes a zen garden, a lake with ducks, geese and koi and a tea house. In the gardens, students learn about Japanese as Eastern Asian customs, symbols, beliefs, architecture, food, festivals and cultural way of life and discuss how these played an important role in shaping the multicultural diversity within Australia.

ACTIVITY 2: Guided Walk through Native Australian Bush and Rainforest
This walk boasts a Eucalyptus Woodland, an Australian Rainforest and an Animal Walkthrough. Here students are given the opportunity to explore these different environments and identify and discuss how this environment differs from or is similar to landscapes within our neighbouring Asian countries. Students will discuss how places, people and cultures differ across the world and identify how people’s connections to places affect their perception of them.

ACTIVITY 3: Chinese Dragon Art and Crafts
The dragon dance is often performed during Chinese New Year. Chinese dragons are a symbol of China’s culture, and they are believed to bring good luck to people, therefore the longer the dragon is in the dance, the more luck it will bring to the community. The dragons are believed to possess qualities that include great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom and auspiciousness. In this activity, students will create their own unique dragon heads and participate in a dragon-dancing activity.

Locations

Sydney City CBD

  • China Town & Chinese Gardens of Friendship – TOP PICK

Western Sydney

  • Auburn Botanic Gardens

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$24.00

This price includes entry to the Gardens.

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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Please note this will be an additional cost to the excursion price and a seperate quote will be provided to you.

Please note this is a tentative booking. After your booking request is submitted, we will be in touch via email to confirm the requested date and arrange the final details for the booking.

Sydney City (CBD)

Western Sydney

Title Address Description
China Town
82-84 Dixon St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Chinese Gardens of Friendship
Chinese Garden of Friendship, Pier Street, Cnr Harbour St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000, Australia
Auburn Botanic Gardens
Auburn Botanic Gardens, Chisholm Rd &, Chiswick Rd, Auburn NSW 2144, Australia