History storytelling

History storytelling

Tales of Times Past

Tales of Times Past is a unique group of storytellers who are available to visit schools.

Storytellers offer a wonderful opportunity for students to hear tales from history drawn from the experiences of senior members of the community. They relate stories of:

  • Growing up in the earlier part of the last century
  • Changes in the environment, technology and society
  • Living through historical events, local and worldwide
  • The heritage of Wanneroo/Joondalup districts
  • Migration and settlement.

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YAAS! – Young Adult Art Space

YAAS! – Young Adult Art Space

Young Artists are invited to showcase their work at the new City of Joondalup Libraries – Whitford Young Adult Art Space.

If you are a young artist (12 – 18 years old) who lives or goes to school in the City of Joondalup, or an art teacher who would like to showcase your students’ work, YAAS is for you. 

Artworks will be displayed for up to two months and can be submitted by the artist or their teacher.

Guidelines and Submission form are available below.

Churchill Apartments

Churchill Apartments, Joondalup offer luxury serviced Apartments, perfect for those wanting to experience everything Joondalup has to offer from the convenience of their doorstep.  The Apartments are ideally situated amongst stylish cafes and restaurants, lively bars, a national park, sporting complexes, golf courses, cinemas, children’s playgrounds and markets. Just 10 minutes from the beach and 25 minutes from Perth’s city centre, these gorgeous Apartments in Joondalup are centrally located.  Access to public transport and the main shopping precinct is directly opposite the apartments, and disability access is provided, so everyone can enjoy their visit to Joondalup in style. Churchill Apartments are fully furnished, equipped with modern conveniences, and serviced weekly.  Each Apartment has its own private balcony.

Online safety for schools

Online safety for schools

Schools can promote online and cyber safety through raising awareness and encouraging responsible internet use among students.

The eSafety Commissioner

The eSafety Commissioner was established as the national point of cyber safety leadership, working with industry, government and not-for-profit organisations to provide innovative, scalable and sustainable online safety resources to children, parents, teachers and the wider community. Digital Citizenship classroom resources are also available.

As a Commissioner in the national and international arena, the Office has legislative powers enabling them to have material removed as soon as possible if considered unsuitable.

ThinkUKnow

The ThinkUKnow program is driven by the Australian Federal Police and supported and promoted locally by WA Police and the City of Joondalup. Schools can arrange ThinkUKnow presentations from WA Police Officers from local policing teams by contacting WA Police Community Engagement.

Local government education

Local government education

School classes are invited to enhance their study of Civics and Citizenship and learn more about their local government and community.

Student outcomes

Watch the Civics presentation or contact the School Liaison Officer to arrange a tour, and learn:

  • How local government works
  • About the services it provides to the community
  • Taking part in a mock election
  • The difference between local laws and state laws
  • About elected members and council officers and their roles in the community
  • About their families’ role in determining the type of community in which they wish to live.

Local History tour

A tour of Joondalup Library, featuring the Local History collection, is available. This provides a practical example of a local government service.

Public artwork

The public artwork surrounding the Civic Centre and its relationship to Joondalup is also available to be discovered.

Getting there

Transport can be provided. For further information contact the School Liaison Officer.

Teaching resources

Worksheets are available for use.

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Joondalup history and heritage for schools

Joondalup history and heritage for schools

The Joondalup Library Local History collection is the first place to start for students exploring the history of their local area and discovering why the past is important to the local community. The collection of primary sources reflects the changes that have occurred in the local community over time.

Student outcomes

  • Who lived here first and how do we know.
  • How the community has changed.
  • What features have been lost and what has been retained.
  • What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community.
  • How and why people choose to remember significant events of the past.

Teaching resources

Resources which bring the history of the area to life are available for use by teachers and students, both in the library and in the classroom:

  • Oral histories – hear the voices of the market gardeners, lime kiln workers, dairy farmers and other pioneers who developed the area you know today.
  • Transcripts of oral histories have been added to the Library catalogue.
  • Picture Joondalup contains digitised photographs from the Local History Collection and is a valuable resource for teachers.
  • Investigating Joondalup’s Past is a series of loan boxes containing photographs, oral histories, maps, newspaper articles and ephemera for each of the suburbs in the City. A comprehensive Teacher’s Guide and Student Learning Journal is available for use with the loan boxes.
  • Dreaming stories relating to the local environment have been collected in consultation with the local Aboriginal community.
  • Display material is available for loan to schools.
  • Staff can assist you with your programs within your classrooms as well as by arranging a visit to the collection.
  • Noongar presenters – there are several groups within the community who can supply Indigenous storytellers and presenters to classes to bring to life the Noongar culture for students. The City’s School Liaison Officer can provide contact details for these presenters.
  • Neil Hawkins Park – Interpretive signage in Neil Hawkins Park highlights the native flora and fauna of the Lake Joondalup area and the traditional uses by Noongar people. Signs are all contained within the main area of the park and would take students 30 – 45 minutes to complete the circuit. A visit to the park can be combined with Civic and Library tours of the City of Joondalup.
  • Plants and People in Mooro Country, produced by the City of Joondalup, explores Noongar plant use in Yellagonga Regional Park. This publication is available to loan from your library.
  • Tales of Times Past – a unique group of storytellers who are available to visit schools.

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Health and physical education

Health and physical education

The City of Joondalup Leisure Centres offer a broad range of facilities and services for students and teachers.

Facilities

  • Court sports and coaching clinics
  • Aquatic facilities
  • Group fitness
  • Partnership support

For further information contact City of Joondalup Leisure Centres.

Using City of Joondalup facilities

Community buildings, parks, beaches and tennis courts are available for use by schools.

  • It is recommended schools make a booking with the City for the use of its Parks (including those adjoining school grounds) for all normal school activities (PE, recess and lunch time access) and sports carnivals and events. Approval to conduct line markings requires permission from the City’s Community Facilities Bookings Officer
  • Schools are encouraged to book for the use of beaches and foreshore areas. Demand for these areas is increasing, and a booking will help to avoid clashes with other schools and/or organised groups

Fees and booking

The City provides discounted hire fees to all public schools.

For further information see Community Facility Hire.

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Celebrating Joondalup

Celebrating Joondalup

The City of Joondalup invites local schools to participate in its annual art competition, Celebrating Joondalup. Prizes are awarded to the winning artist, their school and the runners up.

Student outcomes

  • This is an opportunity to meet some of the requirements of the Arts curriculum while learning about Local Government and community.
  • The competition offers the chance to exhibit to the whole school and the wider community.

One artwork will be selected as the winner of the Celebrating Joondalup competition and will be used to represent the City of Joondalup in the annual #shoWcAse in Pixels competition.

The 2022 Celebrating Joondalup winner was Monaye Foster from Prendiville Catholic College.

Monaye’s artwork will be on display in Yagan Square in September 2022.

Get involved

Individual students, partners, or groups can contribute to the designs.

Registrations for the 2023 competition will open in February 2023. Contact the School Liaison Officer to register your interest.

Artwork will be on display in the City of Joondalup Libraries during June. The winning artist and their school along with runners up will be awarded prizes.

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Adopt a coastline or bushland

Adopt a coastline or bushland

The Adopt a Coastline or Bushland Program gives students the opportunity to take part in a free environmental program involving education, rehabilitation and protection activities along the coastline and in bushland areas.

Student outcomes

As well as covering the curriculum areas of geography and science, this program also allows students to demonstrate active citizenship through their work on this valuable community project. The program will allow students to:

  • Work with Natural Areas Officers planting local provenance species
  • Learn about the biodiversity of the coastal and bush environment
  • Contribute to their community and environmental responsibility through active citizenship
  • Understand the relationship between people and the environment with two class room presentations from environmental experts and Indigenous educators
  • Have the opportunity to display their classroom work relating to the program within the Joondalup Library.

Teaching resources

An extensive range of curriculum linked teaching resources for the coastal and bushland programs has also been developed.

These educational resources have been produced by the City of Joondalup with the expertise of a teacher and all due care has been taken to ensure accurate information has been provided and the work is Australian Curriculum aligned at the time of production.

Two excellent publications, Perth Plants and Coastal Plants are available through City of Joondalup Libraries to aid teachers in identifying species and their adaptations.

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Waste education

Waste education

Avoid, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover

There are a couple of waste education opportunities for schools which are curriculum aligned and delivered by professional educators. Schools can access any of these programs:

  • The City of Joondalup’s sponsored Recycling Educator, Suez, deliver The Recoverables program. The Recoverables program is:
    • Free and presented by an experienced educator
    • Varies in duration depending on the lesson/s selected by the school
    • Adaptable for any age group from pre-school to Year 6
    • Suitable for groups of up to 35 students
    • Suez’s Waste Education Officer will visit schools and conduct the lesson/s in which the school has selected. For further information or to make a booking, contact the Suez Waste Education Officer on 0448 034 260.
  • The Waste Authority also offer the WasteSorted schools program.

Student outcomes

Linked to geography and science content descriptors and the sustainability cross curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum. Key components covered include:

  • The importance of waste minimisation
  • What it means to: Avoid, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover
  • What happens to recyclables once collected
  • The importance of protecting the environment through changes in our everyday activities.

There are many other ways in which schools can be involved:

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For more information about what can go into your kerbside bins, please refer to the Waste Guide 2022-23 or the Waste Disposal Guide. Feel free to get in touch with the City’s Waste Education Officer on 9400 4077 if you would like any more information.

Yellagonga wetlands school activity

Yellagonga wetlands school activity

Yellagonga Wetland activity sheets are available online for primary school teachers and students from pre-primary to year seven to assist in meeting geography, science and sustainability outcomes.

Activity sheets

These Australian curriculum aligned science, humanities and social sciences activity sheets are produced by the City with the expertise of a science teacher and consist of:

  • Teaching guides
  • Excursion plans
  • Activity sheets in Biological Sciences and Human Endeavour

Student outcomes

Students will learn about the important wetland ecosystem of Yellagonga Regional Park. Information is provided to encourage users to undertake activities on site in Yellagonga Regional Park. Neil Hawkins Park in Joondalup is an ideal setting with good facilities for excursions.

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School support

School support

School Connections

School Connections aims to improve communication between the City of Joondalup and the schools within its boundaries.

Key objectives

The key objectives of the City’s School Liaison Officer are to:

  • communicate with and provide support to schools; and
  • link schools to educational programs, resources and opportunities provided by the City.

Programs

Programs are usually fully funded by the City and are designed to assist students achieve the standards outlined in the Western Australian Curriculum in the learning areas of:

  • The Arts
  • History
  • Science and Geography
  • Health and Physical Activity
  • Civics and Citizenship.

Programs help students to develop general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities.

Literacy and youth programs as well as funding opportunities are also provided.

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