Curriculum-Based Trips For Real-World Learning
An educational tour with Small World Journeys is designed to combine fun and adventure with key educational outcomes. On their trip students are able to take the knowledge they’ve learnt in the classroom and apply it to the real world. With two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and vibrant indigenous culture in our backyard, we present you with perfect places for students to investigate new environments, learn new skills and create positive learning experiences.
What to Expect From Our Educational Tours:
We’ve created trips with your classroom in mind making sure that teachers’ educational goals are being met and that students are enjoying enriching learning activities. We take the learning out of the classroom with activities like snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, walking through the Daintree Rainforest while learning from Aboriginal guides or visiting a turtle rehabilitation centre. School excursions to Cairns and trips to Sydney are no longer boring coach tours…they are fun academic experiences that students love!
“Eco-friendly company, food was fantastic! As a teacher who supervises may camps and excursion, our specific requirements were met – nothing you can do better. Excellent [incorporation of educational objectives], we will now review our program and course content in line with the Australian curriculum to value add. As aspects of student safety and activities convered. Very satisfied with the value for money – excellent value and more! Students and teachers and parents expected backpacker accommodation and this provided a more ‘upmarket’ experience.”
–Paulina Motlop, Teacher, Dripstone Middle School, Darwin NT (Nov ’13)
School Excursions Cairns and Sydney Suited to Junior Years:
Ecosystems at Risk: Coral Reefs Study - 4 Days
4 Days / 3 Nights
Discover The Great Barrier Reef: A Fragile Ecosystem
Trips starting from: $749 per student
Ecosystems at Risk: Reefs and Rainforests - 6 Days
6 Days / 5 Nights
Geography Studies at The Earth's Biodiversity Hot Spots
Trips starting from: $1395 per student
Teambuilding and Adventure Camp - 6 Day Adventure
6 days / 5 nights
Working Together and Stretching Comfort Zones
Trips starting from: $1342 per student
Aboriginal Culture Discovery - 6 Day Adventure
6 Days / 5 Nights
Introducing Australia's Indigenous People & Culture
Trips starting from: $995 per student
Ecosystems at Risk: Rainforests - 4 Days
4 Days / 3 Nights
Ecology and Geography Studies in the Tropical Rainforest
Trips starting from: $759 per student
Community Service & Sustainability - 9 Day Adventure
9 Days / 8 Nights
Service Projects and Sustainability Learning in One Fun Trip
Trips starting from: $2226 per student
Sydney Spectacular - 6 Day Adventure
6 Days / 5 Nights
Sydney's Art, Culture and History in a Fun Package
Trips starting from: $1195 per student
Benefits to You and Your Students:
Price Guarantee. Once we offer a fixed price per student, and you’ve paid the $200 deposit, the price won’t change. We guarantee this. The price won’t change as long as the itinerary and the participant numbers remain the same.
Risk Mitigation. We obsess over safety. We ask ourselves, “How can we make activities as safe as possible while still ensuring your students have fun?” We evaluate hazards and if we determine an activity is too risky, we don’t do it. Potential risks are identified in our risk assessment that we write & send to you.
Your Curriculum Integrated. We solicit your academic goals and then match you to one of our expert guides to whom your group is best suited. On our programs, concepts that were unclear in the classroom may come into focus with an outside instructor.
Satisfaction That Your Trip Helps The Environment & Community.
We commit 5% of our nett profits to local environmental and community groups AND we volunteer our time to help charities. For more information, see 10 Reasons Why We’re Eco.
Geography, Science, Sustainability and Aboriginal Studies
An excursion to the tropics fits best with studies in Geography and Science. However, the trip will also fulfil organising ideas of the Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cross-curriculum priorities, making it suitable for all subject areas and year levels. You can even add elements of leadership and team-building for an excellent alternative to a school camp in Queensland.
Making Geography Cool Again
A trip to the Cairns region in Queensland with Small World Journeys works well with the Year 10 Geography Unit “Environmental Change and Management”. Your students could focus on either the Great Barrier Reef or the Wet Tropical Rainforests of the region and there are a number of diverse activities available, along with the knowledge of our guides, which examine all the National Curriculum Outcomes for this unit.
Science Everyone Can Understand
A visit to the tropics can be designed to coincide with your studies of biological or earth sciences across the different year levels. Your students will learn and discover new environments, develop their critical and creative thinking skills and be able to challenge themselves to investigate the world around them.
Geographical & Science Inquiry and Skills Learned Here
The rainforest and reef make excellent locations for diverse and interesting fieldwork which satisfies the outcomes for a geographical or scientific enquiry. On land students venture into the rainforest to collect data on tree diameter, species identification, ground and canopy cover while in the water they can use various techniques to determine reef health.
Yes, We Do Risk Assessments!
We understand that you as a teacher must ensure the safety of your students on an excursion. We also know you must demonstrate to your principal that we have all bases covered regarding safety. A risk assessment is done for every tour, and we evaluate risks for a full spectrum of activities: swimming, bush walking, camping, visiting national parks, etc. to less obvious risks such as riding in our vehicles, sun exposure, and the possibility of getting separated from the group. Hazards and risks are then detailed in a comprehensive document and sent to you.
Teachers: Interested, But Don’t Know Where to Start?
Even if you don’t see your group’s interest above, chances are we can make it happen. A school trip to the Daintree? An extended tour to the Great Barrier Reef? A taste of Far North Queensland Indigenous culture? Our educational trips in Queensland and New South Wales are hand-crafted for those who cannot find exactly what they want from the inflexible set itineraries of large tour operators.
Call or email to see what we can offer your group!