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APPLY NOW - Early Childhood Professional Development Grant Funding

Sunday, October 15, 2017


NSW Department of Education are offering grant funding to eligible Early Childhood Services for Professional Development to enhance the delivery of quality education.

Grant applications are open from 16 October to 10 November 2017

For Information or to Apply Click Here

Enquire today about SHS incursions, audits and consultancy services as part of this funding opportunity!

Are you interested in practical, hands on, engaging programs to provide better connections to the natural world, increased knowledge of sustainable practices and environmental education?

SHS Professional Development Incursions Click Here or 

contact Michelle for more information

2017 Charity Golf Day

Saturday, October 14, 2017

2017 Charity Golf Day

Thank you for your generous support in making our day a success!

A big shout out from the Seed Harvest Spoon Team to all those who participated as sponsors, players or guests at our second annual Charity Golf Day Friday 8th Sept. 

The weather was wonderful, the golf was great and a whole lot of fun was had by players of all ability and spectators alike! 

We are so pleased to announce we raised over $15,000.  The generosity of everyone through buying raffle tickets, auction items or pledging funds will not go unnoticed. Now we are able to help create a Native garden and yarning circle at Riverwood PS, and buy basic gardening equipment and a year’s supply of plants for the schools we are working with.

As well, these funds enable us to continue to employ dedicated Educators. These amazing teachers will keep planning and delivering awesome lessons with kids in the school gardens. That’s where we know we make a measurable difference – from helping the children prepare gardens, plant seedlings and get excited about eating vegetables – to watching and just enjoying learning and being in an outdoor classroom.

The day was made possible with the awesome support from the following sponsors:

Pedagogical Tour 'Walking in Arrernte Land'

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Pedagogical Tour 'Walking in Arrernte Land'

Camp under the vast night sky and walk in the footsteps of our first nations people to visit significant sites and experience a deep listening of the land. 

Professional development sessions will be interwoven into the four days where local aboriginal people will share their knowledge and skills.

Join us as we learn about native bush foods for health, medicine and sustainability and excite your tastebuds with a sample of flavours from the land. 

Develop a cultural and historical perspective of earth care practiced by Aboriginal people for over 60,000 years.

This tour is for Early Childhood and Primary teachers who would like to deepen their appreciation of the land through mindful interaction, story telling, engagement and connection with country.  

To be sent a copy of the World Expeditions/SHS Tour Itinerary Click Here

Booking Information:

We are delighted to announce that we are now taking bookings for Seed Harvest Spoon’s Early Childhood Pedagogical Tour to the beautiful West McDonnell Ranges.

If you would like to join Seed Harvest Spoon next year please contact us via email Here and we will send you further information on how to secure your booking.

Dates of tour: 27 May to 1 June 2018 (inclusive) during Reconciliation Week

We will commence our tour 7:30am on Sunday 27th May. 

Day 1: 27 May

Day 2: 28 May

Day 3: 29 May

Day 4: 30 May

Note: Arrangements for 26 May and 1 June 2018 will be at your own discretion and are not included in the tour price. You may like to include a further few days before the tour or stay after to extend your trip and see other attractions in the Northern Territory.

Total individual price of the 'Walking in Arrernte Land' Pedagogical Tour - $1995 

Places will be secured by an initial deposit of: $500 

Full payment is required by: 5 February 2018 (we will issue an invoice) 

Capacity - limited to 16 places, places will fill fast

Please refer to the attached itinerary for details of the tour and contact us if you have further questions.

Note: Flights and accommodation (outside the tour) are to be organised by each delegate. We recommend iTravel Hurstville for all travel bookings contact Maria for details:

Cost does not include: accommodation in Alice Springs before and after the trip, airfares, airport transfers, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, backpacks, sleeping bag hire, alcoholic beverages and head torches or walking poles.  

For details on meals that are included and dietary requirements please see attached itinerary. 

Prior to the trip you will be asked to complete a form outlining your medical and dietary requirements.

Seed Harvest Spoon will organise a pre trip pedagogical information session in Sydney (for those outside Sydney we will offer a video call)