Community Art Project

Community Art Project

The City would like to thank all participants for their contributions to hART – My Neighbourhood. Thankyou to Hillarys Boat Harbour for being home to this project during the Joondalup Festival 2022 and to all of those who visited. A special thankyou to artist Sean Adamas for putting together this exceptional art project that included artworks from over 2000 students and community group members.

This project was made possible with the assistance of DLGSCI and Lotterywest.

Expression of Interest for 2023 Community Art Project is now open

The City is excited to deliver another exceptional community art project in 2023 and an Expression of Interest is now open for artists to submit their ideas for the 2023 Joondalup Festival.

Further information can be found in the PDF document in the documents and downloads section below.

2023 Community Art Project EOI

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Please upload your proposal document(s) covering the below criteria.

Project outline

Please provide as much detail as possible about the scope of the project. This should include images, operations and how the project addresses the KPI's listed in the EOI package.

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Adopt a bushland teaching resources

The Adopt a Bushland program is for students in years 4 to 7 to raise awareness of the ecological values of local bushland and learn bushland management skills such as weeding and litter collection. The program includes the following 2013 Australian curriculum aligned teaching resources.

Key Learning Area Teacher’s Guides Student Worksheets
The Importance of Bushland What is a Global Citizen? Years 4-7 Uses for Bushland and Human Impacts Years 4-7
Indigenous Heritage Values Welcome to Nyungar Country Years 4-7

The Nyungar Six Seasons Years 4-7

Welcome to Nyungar Country Years 4-7

The Nyungar Six Seasons Years 4-7

Weed Control Bushland Weeds Years 4-7 Bushland Weeds Years 4-5

Bushland Weeds Years 6-7

Bushland Weeds Vocabulary

Bushland Weeds

Litter Collection Litter Years 4-7 Litter Background Years 4-5

Litter Background Years 6-7

Litter Years 4-5

Litter Years 6-7

Litter Persuasive Writing Table

Biodiversity Who lives here? What do I eat? What are my feet used for? Years 4-5

Bushland Activities Years 4-7

Adaptations Years 4-6

Adaptations Teacher Information Years 4-6

Who lives here? Years 4-5

What do I eat? What are my feet used for? Years 4-5

So you want to be a twitcher? Years 4-7

Exploring Leaf Litter Years 4-7

Bushland Flora and Fauna Adaptations Years 4-6

Local history for schools

Resources in the library

Local History, located on the lower ground floor at Joondalup Library, has a range of resources including photographs, oral history interviews, newspapers and other material documenting how the local area has changed over time, suitable for use by teachers to support the HASS curriculum.

Resources to borrow

Using their school’s Institutional Bulk Loan Membership, teachers can borrow the Investigating Joondalup’s Past School Resources Kits. Each kit contains:

  • Photographs
  • Maps
  • Oral history excerpts
  • Stories from the Suburbs booklets which document the history of each suburb.

To assist teachers with meeting outcomes in the primary history curriculum the Local History staff have developed the resource My Learning Journal which is available for loan on USB. This is relevant for years two to five, and topics covered include:

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

School tours and activities

School groups are welcome to participate in curriculum-linked activities as part of a Civic Centre and Library tour. Teachers and home-schoolers are welcome to contact Reference and Local History staff to organise library visits for students wishing to undertake research.

Year 12 ATAR Geography students can access resources and information supporting a Unit 3 case study focussing on the Ocean Reef Marina site and adjacent coastal areas.

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.


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.

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.

Keep up to date on what the City has available for schools and subscribe to the School Connections eNewsletter.

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:

Keep up to date on what the City has available for schools by subscribing to the School Connections Newsletter.

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.