Red Hill Environmental Education Centre

Learning From Our Past To Inform Our Future

Telephone02 6374 2558

Emailredhill-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Leadership and special events

Programs for students who display a keen interest in further studies at our centre.

Make a difference (MAD) student forums

Targeted at Year 9 students, this program builds student knowledge about the environment, while contributing to their capacity to be advocates for the environment.

Based on the processes of the democratic parliamentary system of Australia, students research a 'Matter of Public Importance' and present a two minute address at a local forum, which includes other local schools. MAD culminates in an excursion to Sydney when all participants come together to present on a new 'Matter of Public Importance' relating to climate change at State Parliament in Macquarie Street.

Walan-a-may-a empowerment camp

Held at Red Hill Environmental Education Centre, this overnight camp brings together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students from Years 5 to 8 from across the region. Schools can send four students, who then engage in a range of activities designed to build cultural knowledge, pride and empathy. The input from local Elders and specialist Aboriginal consultants is a great feature of this camp. It is also a great contribution to a transition program for Primary into Secondary students.