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    Saving the Scrub - Expression of Interest 2024

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    Greater Sydney Parklands invites Stage 2 students to join us in "Saving the Scrub" at Centennial Park. 

    This excursion is provided FREE of charge to eligible schools, including bus transport*, through the support of Centennial Parklands Foundation and the Education Access Pass Program.

    Get hands-on in activities that teach science, geography, and tree planting to restore endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub habitat.

    "Saving the Scrub" provides cross-curricular learning with a focus on Indigenous cultural perspectives, sustainability, interdependence, and developing a lifelong connection to nature and Centennial Parklands. 

    When: Thursday’s in Term 2, 2024, Thursday 16th May, 23rd May, 30th May & 6th June 

    Who: All of stage 2**

    Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm 

    Where: Ash Paddock, Centennial Parklands

    *Additional special transport needs are not able to be covered by this program.

    ** We cater for a minimum of 90 to a maximum of 180 students.  If your group size is small, we may invite your stage 1 and/or 3 to join us, or combine you with another school.  If your stage is larger than 180 students, we may provide an additional excursion date.


    What will Centennial Parklands Trust provide? Buses will be provided for students. We are unable to provide transport for students with additional transport needs greater than one wheelchair per school. Centennial Parklands will provide educators to teach science, geography, and tree planting activities.  

    How many sessions can I book? Each school may book one excursion date for their stage 2 students. 

    How many students can I bring? Each session caters for a minimum of 90 students and a maximum of 180 students, plus accompanying teachers. If you are a small school we may invite your stage 1 and/or stage 3 to join you; or, combine your excursion day with another school (dependent of DoE COVID guidelines). If your stage 2 is large, we may be able to provide an excursion date for each stage 2 year separately.

    What should students bring? A hat for sun protection, enclosed footwear, raincoat, warm jumper, lunch, recess and water. 

    What if it rains? We are an all-weather program, except in extreme weather circumstances (such as lightning storms). Students should bring wet weather gear.  

    How long is the excursion? 10:00am to 2:00pm. Students will rotate through a number of activities throughout the day with a 30-minute lunch break. There will be time for a quick morning tea upon arrival.

    Where will my class be picked up? Students must be ready to be picked up at the street address you provide when you register on the application at 9:15am.  Students will return to school by 2:45pm. 

    What if I need to cancel my booking? Notify us at the earliest opportunity so that we are able to offer the excursion to others. We cannot accept any cancellations less than 48 hours before the excursion commences.

    If I register my expression of interest, is my booking confirmed? No. As spaces are limited, we will send a confirmation if your school is selected to participate. 

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