Schools

We offer a range of programs which range from 45 minutes to two hours in duration.  Programs consist of morning and afternoon guided tours, workshops, activities and demonstrations offered by trained volunteers and qualified staff.  All of our programs are designed to have relevance and interest to specific age groups and relate to school subject areas.

MINIMUM NUMBERS APPLY

Basic Day Visit Package

  • Admission
  • Guided Tour (curriculum based)
  • Sheep Shearing Demonstration
  • Damper and Billy Tea
  • Access to the animal nursery
  • Curriculum worksheets

Ultimate Day Visit Package

  • Admission
  • Guided Tour (curriculum based)
  • Sheep Shearing Demonstration
  • Damper and Billy Tea
  • Access to animal nursery
  • Damper 'Make and Take' Class
  • Choice of 2 extra activities including: horse and cart rides, blacksmithing demonstrations,  'School's In' re-enactment, miniature steam train rides

Add-on Optional Activities

  • Machinery Tour
  • Beekeeping Demonstration
  • Blacksmithing Demonstration

Optional Lunch Package

  • Sandwiches or nuggets and chips
  • Drink
  • Piece of fruit

Activity times and group sizes will be assigned depending on your needs.  We recommend a 3-4 hour stay.  You may continue to visit exhibits after your guided tour and programs have ended or dress up in the 'Costume Corner' and have your photograph taken.

 

The Woolshed at Jondaryan is part of the Queensland Heritage Trails Network and is an important cultural heritage site in the history of rural Queensland.  We are a working property with merino sheep and other farm animals offering students a range of hands-on activities and demonstrations including:

Shearing demonstrations

Beekeeping demonstrations

Blacksmithing demonstrations

Damper ‘Make and Take’ classes

Access to the animal nursery

‘School’s In’ Re-enactment

Day Visit or Overnight camp packages

Important Curriculum Information:

Dating back from 1859, it is one of the largest surviving woolsheds in Australia and is famous for the shearing of approximately 200,000 sheep in a single season (1873).  The Woolshed has a special place in shearing folklore and in the history of the union movement.  The experience tells the story of the Woolshed itself – its processes, its people, and its role in the Jondaryan community and the history of wool in Australia.

The Woolshed at Jondaryan School Programs are directly linked to the P-10 Curriculum Guidelines for Queensland Schools and cover a broad range of subjects across the various age groups.  The staff endeavour to respond to individual and specific requests for information, resource materials and programs.

Download our curriculum_overview for our schools program.

 

 

School Overnight Packages

Overnight camps at the Woolshed offer city children a rural experience mixed with rich Australian history. Camping facilities include clean toilets, hot showers, barbecue facilities, a canteen area and a communal bonfire.  A range of activities are available during the stay including:

  • Physical Endurance and Survival Training
  • Gourmet Bush Cooking
  • Artful Adventure – Photography, Painting and Drawing Workshop
  • Cheese Making
  • Blacksmithing
  • Spin some time with us – Spinning, Knitting and Weaving
  • Machinery Restoration
  • Jillaroos and Jackaroos
  • Shearer’s Camps
  • Building Materials and Construction Workshop
  • Gardening for fun
  • Beekeeping Demonstration

 

2 Days / 1 Night:

  • 1 nights camping in the Woolshed
  • 1 days catering
  • Damper 'Make and Take' class
  • Sheep shearing demonstration
  • Guided history tour
  • 1 extra activity
  • Additional night rate (inclusive of camping and catering) 
  • Optional accommodation is available in Shearer's Quarters or cabins. Capacity: up to 50
  • Students + 5-6 staff - price on application