Immersion Trip to Arnhem Land

At the end of last term the College community gathered to commission the Immersion group before they headed off to Arnhem Land. The group will spend ten days with local communities in the Homelands of the Northern Territory. During their time they will be living with the local communities, learning about their culture and hopefully giving back to the community by helping out with some of the projects currently underway.

This will be a life changing experience for all involved and we look forward to hearing of their adventures when they return. A blog has been set up to follow the journey of the group.

Red Earth Blog

This is the journey the group will be undertaking. A very special thanks to Mrs Murphy and Ms Ribeiro for giving up their holidays to allow our girls to participate in this experience. You are amazing!

St Clare’s Itinerary | Arnhem Land 2018

Day 1 

Travel from Sydney to Darwin | Crocodile cruise on the Adelaide River | Camp the night in Humpty Doo

Day 2

Travel from Humpty Doo to your first homeland in Arnhem Land | Cross the famous Cahill’s crossing | See the beautiful Arnhem Land wetlands on the way to arriving in the homeland | Welcome to Country on arrival

 Days 3-5

Spend the next 3 days getting to know the community members in Arnhem Land | Learn collect, dye and weave pandanus and make traditional baskets, jewellery and household items | Hear dream time stories for the local Elders | Play with locals children | Swim in the fresh water billabongs to cool off in the afternoons

 Day 6

Travel from Arnhem Land to your second homeland in Kakadu National Park | Welcome to Country on arrival by local Elder | BBQ with the community for dinner

 Days 7-9

Spend the next 3 days with the community members from the Kakadu homeland | Learn the art of bush tucker – collecting, plucking and cooking magpie geese, cooking fruit bat, and making bush tucker salad | Learn to collect and make clapsticks from scratch | Visit the beautiful Yellow Waters Billabong and cruise along the wetlands | Visit the cultural centre at Cooinda and Nourlangie Rock – a rock art site dating back thousands of years | Hear local dreamtime stories from Elders

 Day 10

Say goodbye to community in the morning before travelling back to Darwin | Flight back to Sydney |