Moodjitch binar nyorps and yorgas

Moodjitch binar nyorps and yorgas

Introducing Nyoongar culture through early childhood role-play.

Suitable for years PP to 3.


Students are introduced to traditional Aboriginal culture through role-playing a day in the life of an Aboriginal child, including traditional singing, dancing, face painting and jewellery making.ngage in hunting and gathering using traditional Nyoongar tools.

The program includes:

  • an excursion that introduces students to traditional Aboriginal culture. Students role play a day in the life of an Aboriginal child through traditional singing, dancing, face-painting and jewellery making
  • the opportunity for students to engage in hunting and gathering activity using traditional Nyoongar tools
  • Exploring Woodlands with Nyoongars and Sharing The Dreaming resource packs, and the Department of Education and Training’s Aboriginal studies resource files for use in the classroom
  • a PL day for teachers (optional).


  • Understand the family structure of Aboriginal people.
  • Learn about traditional use of the land
  • Appreciate the importance of only taking what is needed and practicing sustainability principles

Curriculum links:

Science (F-3)

Additional information

  • Venue

    Dwellingup Forest Heritage Centre, Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Wellington Discovery Forest
  • Year/Type

    Year PP to 6
  • Learning area

    Arts, Science
  • Cross curriculum priorities

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Sustainability
  • Duration

    4 hours