Whiteman Park / Education / Teacher Information

Everything you need and want to know about making an education booking at Whiteman Park can be found here.

If there is anything that we haven’t covered, or anything you would like further information on, you can contact our Bookings Officer on (08) 9209 6000 Monday to Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm or via email to bookings@whitemanpark.com

Please note: Whether your excursion to Whiteman Park is to participate in one of our education programs, a self-organised activity or just a picnic stopover, please ensure that you advise us of your visit and register your attendance in the Park with our Bookings Officer.

Excursion Management

Here is some further information that you can download to assist you in planning your excursion to Whiteman Park.

Excursion Management Plan
Excursion Emergency Response Plan
Visit Checklist

Booking Information

Bookings are essential for all Whiteman Park Education Programs and general school excursions to the Park.

We request that you speak to our Bookings Officer to book your education program/s at least two weeks prior to your intended visit. Bookings can be made directly by phone, fax or email, weekdays between 8.30am and 3:00pm.

Whiteman Park will devise a schedule for your excursion based upon the program/s you choose, your intended arrival and departure times, student numbers and together with any other special requests you make.

We will confirm your booking in writing and send the relevant teacher resource material by fax or email.

If there are any issues with your booking request we will telephone you to discuss this prior to your visit.

Teacher Familiarisations

Whiteman Park regularly holds free familiarisation sessions for teachers.

Each session provides teachers with an overview of all the Whiteman Park education programs, an orientation of the Park facilities, free teacher resources, a ‘hands on’ preview of a selected program and afternoon tea (only for in-Park sessions).

There are two options for Teacher Familiarisation Sessions:

  • A Whiteman Park staff member can come out to your school to inform teachers of the programs we have available, and to show off the fantastic resources we have for those teachers who book an excursion to the Park. These free familiarisation sessions can take as little or as much time as you like. An average session is 15-20 minutes long, which is perfect for just before school or at the end of a staff meeting!
  • Teachers can book into one of the in-Park sessions. Typically, there are two Teacher Familiarisation sessions scheduled for Term Two and Term Three, and one session scheduled for Term Four each year. The in-Park sessions are usually two hours long and occur after school, between 4pm and 6pm.

For more details, or to find out when the next in-Park session is running, contact the Education & Public Programs Officer on 9209 6000.