Working Together To Build Outdoor Excellence Across Cultures

Mrs Georgie Chilcott1, Mr Dave  Groves2, Mrs linda Jolleys1

1Snug Primary School, 2Aboriginal Education Services


Part one

Dave Groves will discuss the redevelopment considerations of the site and the connection it has with the Indigenous Snug community.  He will discuss the strategic planting of edible plants, the midden area and the connection the area has with both the school and the community. 10 Minutes

Part Two

Georgie Chilcott will discuss how the area is used for Launching into Learning and our schools program that include water science and play with specific links to literature. 10 minutes

Part three

Linda Jolleys will present the overall programs offered and the Indigenous connections linked to the curriculum and the AITSL standards for teachers. 10 minutes.

It is proposed to have a photo display, lesson plans and practical ideas so that other schools can be inspired to think about natural play spaces near or connected to their schools.

10 minute question time


Dave Groves is a trained Horticulturist and landscape gardener with experience that spans 28 years. He has been instrumental in the development of the Snug River site where he has planted edible plants, created a campfire learning space and encouraged the Aboriginal community involvement.

Georgie Chilcott has been teaching for 15 years, graduating from the University of Tasmania in 2002. She currently manages our “Little Sprouts” launching into learning program, provides support to teachers and teaches Kinder. Georgie also offers parents learning days and supports young families with their transition to school.

Linda Jolleys graduated from Tasmanian University in 1999 having received an IV prize for Curriculum Design. She has received two intercultural teaching scholarships to Vietnam and Indonesia. Currently Linda teachers Prep. She also offers coaching to teachers, design programs and provides professional learning opportunities across the school.

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