Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program: School Leaders

13th August, 2019 @ 12:00 am


13/08/2019 - 19/08/2019 - All Day


The Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program aims to bring together current and aspiring School Leaders and educators wanting to know more about our First Nations peoples, to experience first-hand the uniqueness of Aboriginal culture.  This program will provide opportunities to deepen your understanding of Australia’s First Peoples, to enable you to lead with greater insight the reconciliation initiatives in your community.

The Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program will be with the Yolngu people of East Arnhem Land through Culture College. This remote region of East Arnhem Land is one of the most remarkable places on earth, both culturally and geographically. The landscape has large expanses of pristine coast and hinterland. The Aboriginal peoples of East Arnhem Land have experienced comparatively little disruption to their culture since the arrival of Europeans, and therefore visitors to this remote part of Australia will be able to experience the complex and rich cultural life of the Yolngu people, on Yolngu country. Central to the cultural beliefs of the Yolngu, is the importance of two-way learning, a reciprocal sharing of cultural knowledge and wisdom between the Yolngu people and visitors welcomed to their country.


Accommodation and Activities

The program will begin and end in single room accommodation in Nhulunbuy, East Arnhem Land. Days 3 to 5 will be spent on a traditional Homeland with individual tents.

The Aboriginal Cultural Immersion Program will have participants engaging in a range of hands on activities which will include some of the following; Yolngu language lessons, kinship structures, basket weaving, bush tucker and bush medicines, making fire, making traditional paint from clay, traditional dancing, fishing and making jewellery.

For more information please see the full Program Itinerary.


Target Group

This program is offered to School Leaders, RAP Coordinators, Boarding House supervisors and teachers wanting to deepen their understanding of Aboriginal culture and contemporary issues. Schools may choose to invite a small number of senior school student leaders.  Schools may register one or more participants.



Registration for this program will incur a fee of $5,150 (GST inclusive) per participant.

This is inclusive of return airfares Adelaide to Gove, accommodation, meals, morning and afternoon tea, permits, camping equipment, transport to and from the Homeland by 4WD, local Yolngu guides, airport transfers to and from Gove and all Cultural Exchange Program activities and equipment.

You must register by 20 June 2019.  You will be invoiced $500 per participant after registration and the remaining $4,650 on 28 June 2019.


For further information about the program please contact Monica Williams or Carolyn Grantskalns, Association of Independent Schools of South Australia or Justin Porter, Culture College.


Bookings are closed for this event.