Noongar Boodja Six Seasons

Kulunga Katitjin Kaarta Koomba - exploring Aboriginal culture to promote sustainability and reconciliation.

This immersive program will enhance respect for Aboriginal people, appreciation for diversity in our community and a sense of responsibility for caring for our natural environment.

Students in Year 1 to 6 join Aboriginal presenters as they share their knowledge of the six Noongar seasons and traditional Life.  Students participate in cultural activities traditionally associated with the seasons, such as plant uses for food and medicine, hunting, language, art, dance, and traditional games.

2023 schedule:

Term 1 - Bunuru and Djeran

4 April - 6 April 2023

Seasonal themes: Hills, rivers and country. Learning on boodja.

Term 2 - Makaru

27 June - 30 June 2023

Seasonal themes: Hunting and tool making. Celebrating NAIDOC week.

Term 3 - Djilba and Kambarang

19 September - 22 September 2023

Seasonal themes: Bush tucker and medicine. Wildflower season.

Term 4 - Birok

14 November - 17 November 2023

Seasonal themes: Caring for country. The summer season.

Contact the Education Bookings Officer to find out more about activities and knowledge shared in each season.

    Fee Structure

    Primary School Event

    $12 per student

    $180 minimum booking fee

    • All prices include GST
    • Minimum booking fees apply
    • Teachers and supervising adults are free of charge
    • Payment can be made via electronic funds transfer (EFT) or credit card
    • You will receive an email confirming your booking once we have received and processed your completed application form. 
    •  You will receive a tax invoice within one week of your excursion.  Please confirm any changes to student numbers before the day of your excursion.
    • Kings Park Education reserves the right to cancel a booking at any time.  
    1. Email your enquiry to the Kings Park Education Booking Officer.
    2. Complete the applicable booking request form:
    3. Check your confirmation email to ensure your booking details are correct. All changes must be requested in writing.  
    4. Familiarise yourself with the excursion policy (link)
    5. Bring enough adults to ensure student safety. The recommended adult to student ratio for Kings Park Education excursions are:  
    • Kindergarten 1:4
    • PP - Year 2 1:5
    • Year 3-6 1:6
    • Year 7-8 1:10
    • Year 9-10 1:15
    • Year 11-12 1:30
    1. Refer to the Kings Park Education map (link) to plan your visit. 
    2. Arrive at least 20 minutes before your program is due to start. Please note, your program will be cut short if you are late.
    3. Provide students and adult helpers with advice on suitable outdoor clothing and items to bring. We recommend students wear their sports uniforms, closed-in shoes, a hat, and bring a raincoat in case of wet weather. Please bring water bottles, lunch/recess, insect repellent, sunscreen and a first aid kit. To prevent foraging by hungry birds we recommend students use individual backpacks.
    4. Arrange prompt payment as per the invoice.

    Learn more about Kaarta Koomba and Noongar culture on the Kings Park  YouTube channel.

    Kings Park Education is a popular destination for school excursions.

    Please take care when selecting your program and booking date as some, or all, of the fee may still apply if you chose to cancel the booking.

    Education special events - including Noongar Boodja Six Seasons

    If you do decide to cancel the booking, please provide at least 60 days’ notice for special school events including Noongar Boodja Six Seasons, so we can offer another group the opportunity to visit.

    Unless there are exceptional circumstances, failure to provide the required notice will incur a minimum booking fee of $180.00 per class for Noongar Boodja. Schools that do not provide any notice of cancellation and fail to attend on the day will be charged the full booking fee.

    Kings Park and Botanic Garden is an outdoor venue and programs will go ahead in most weather conditions. In cases of severe weather, a Total Fire Ban, Extreme or Catastrophic Fire Danger Ratings, Kings Park Education programs and events will be cancelled prior to or on the day of the excursion by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority. In this instance the BGPA will contact all booked groups. If the program cannot be rescheduled to another date, a full refund will be provided.

    In cases of a Total Fire Ban, Extreme or Catastrophic fire danger ratings, Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed to all visitors. 

    Bookings are essential for all excursions to Kings Park and Bold Park, including guided and self-guided programs and special events. Bookings are also required for all informal visits by school groups (including picnics and playtime) to ensure your safety in an emergency.