CULTURE COLLEGE BASE

CULTURE COLLEGE BASE

 

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The accommodation is a 3-storey building with 60 bedrooms

BEDROOMS

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Each bedroom has:

– 1 King single bed

– Study nook

– Television (Teacher rooms only)

BATHROOM/TOILETS

Shared bathroom and toilet facilities have been refurbished and well equipped. These are divided in male and female sections.

CAFETERIA/MEALS

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The cafeteria features a large dining hall which is managed by Sodexo catering. It offers diverse and healthy meals with emphasis on fresh food especially vegetables, fruit and a salad bar. All meals are labelled and all food allergies are catered for.

MEETING AREAS

There are general meeting areas that can be used for presentations, discussions and AV presentations.

The campus is in the centre of Nhulunbuy, in close proximity to:

– Nhulunbuy High School

– Nhulunbuy Swimming Pool

– Nhulunbuy Shopping Centre

– Local Town Beach

– Local Sports Fields

– Nhulunbuy Hospital

– Nhulunbuy Police Station

GULKULA SITE

The Gulkula site is located approximately 30 minutes from Nhulunbuy on the Central Arnhem Highway. It is where Garma takes place, the largest annual Aboriginal Festival in Australia. Garma is a ceremonial area that is open to everyone; it is also thought of as an open forum where ideas can be shared and negotiated. The site at Gulkula has profound meaning for Yolŋu (Yolngu). With views to the Gulf of Carpentaria, Gulkula is where the ancestor Ganbulabula brought the Yidaki (didgeridoo) into being among the Gumatj people.

Culture College is the only provider to have school groups stay at the Gulkula Site. Our Cultural Exchange Program for selected year groups and schools will take place here with local families from the surrounding Homelands joining our groups, staying with us in community to share their stories and knowledge and engaging in two-way learning.

NHULUNBUY HIGH SCHOOL

Nhulunbuy High School has dedicated classrooms for Culture College student learning with a bank of computers and overhead projector as well as relaxation and recreation rooms. The School, adjacent to Culture College, will be the location for classroom learning sessions and currently has over 200 enrolled students with whom Culture College will coordinate joint activities to promote social interaction between students and inclusion of various aspects that align with their curriculum.

YOLNU ESTATES/HOMELANDS

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The surrounding Yolŋu (Yolngu) estates offer a large and diverse environmental landscape where students can take part in outdoor education activities alongside learning about country and environmental sustainability. We will utilise two Homelands as destinations for camping and cultural immersion activities. These are Nyinyikay on Arnhem Bay and Bukudal on Trial Bay. Both are approximately 3 hours 4×4 drive from Nhulunbuy and both have experience working with school groups.

 

Testimonials

  • L. Janusz Hooker

    We were inspired and searched the country for a suitable location to establish a permanent 'Kids to Culture' campus and a social enterprise to sponsor Aboriginal youth education programs sustainably over the long term.

    Hooker Family Foundation, The Scots College and Redlands alumnus

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