At Whiteman Park, we like to offer teachers a number of different learning options, and these special programs and events are just one way of accomplishing that goal.

 

Events

On Wednesday 22 November, 2017, the Children’s Gnangara Groundwater Festival returns to Whiteman Park! This unique environmental education event is open to all Year 4, 5, 6 and 7 classes in WA. This is a popular excursion, so get in quick and register your class! For more information, check out the tab on the left.


Activities

Tree Planting

Opportunities exist for schools with an interest in the environment to assist with our annual planting program from Mid-Term 2 to Mid-Term 3. Groups can help the revegetation efforts of Whiteman Park’s conservation team with weeding and planting in key areas of the Park.

To be eligible for a tree-planting excursion, carer numbers need to be higher than usual, especially for younger year groups, and buses must be able to transport students to different areas within the Park. Tree-planting is conducted rain, hail or shine.

** Please contact the Bookings Officer to make a booking, as dates will fill quickly!


Old Fashioned Picnic Day

Remember the ‘olden days’? We do! Bring your students to relive the fun and nostalgia of a good old fashioned picnic day in the beautiful surrounds of Mussel Pool.

Sack and wheelbarrow races, egg and spoon contests, marbles, treasure hunts, skipping and more are available. We provide teachers with planning assistance and an activity pack full of all the old fashioned game ideas, rules and props that you’ll need to know to create the most talked about excursion this year!

A great intergenerational program idea for the whole school. Download the ‘Old Fashioned Picnic Games’ Instruction Booklet.


Optional Extras

You can also incorporate the following options into your excursion program at Whiteman Park for no, or nominal, fees:

  • Sports equipment hire
  • Orienteering
  • Bushwalking
  • The Children’s Forest
  • Sports court
  • a BBQ picnic
  • Playtime in the large, shaded playground.

If you would like some further information on any of our programs or would like to have our Education and Public Programs Officer come out to your school for a free information session, please call us on 9209 6000.