Home School Program
The Macadamia Castle delivers a regular Home School Program, fortnightly on Monday and Tuesdays beginning in Term 3 2020. There are four sessions each week.
All classes for Term 3 2020 are full. If you are interested in enrolling in the program for Term 4 2020 please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our Home School list.
There is a separate program for primary school students and secondary students. This is based on our Wildlife Guardians and Keeper for a Day school holiday program and our school education programs.
Bookings are made on a per term basis through our online store.
An example outline is below.
- Come and explore different habitats and the unique animals that call them home.
- In this hands-on program, students will meet animals that are considered lucky and unlucky, because their habitats are either healthy or under threat.
- Students will examine the threats to different habitats and inquire about ways to protect animals and their habitats.
- To help improve the habitat in their local area (and maybe attract some animal inhabitants), students pot seeds ready for planting back in their school or home garden.
Hair, Hair Everywhere
- Whether they’re furry, feathered or have scales or skin, our animal friends are fascinating.
- This program is a unique opportunity for students to explore animal body coverings and animal groups through a range of interactive and multi-sensory experiences.
- Through exploring and hands on animal encounters, students appreciate the role of animal features and ultimately understand that animals have a diverse range of adaptations to aid survival. Exploring similarities and differences, interacting with unique wildlife and appreciating the world from another’s perspective are just some of the understandings your students will build whilst engaging in this interactive program.
Round and Round
- From birth through to death all animals have a life cycle, but are they all the same? Through meeting some of our animals, such as an owl, stick insect, wombat or snake, students will explore the different ways animals grow and change throughout their lives.
- Some animals live in large groups or families and others live by themselves. Possums, kangaroos and parrots live in groups where as raptors and most large mammals live solitary lives.
- All living creatures have a beginning and an end to their lives and experience stages of growth and change. Many living things have two parents – a male and a female. Most mammals and birds nurture and feed their young until they can care for themselves, whereas most species of reptiles, amphibians and insects show little or no parental care.
Save Our Species
- Save our species encourages students to develop an understanding of the threats amphibians face and turn their new knowledge into action.
- Through activities and encounters, students learn about threatening processes and actions that they can take to help save these unique animals.