To request a 90-minute, stage-specific school program for your group, complete the form on this page. Before doing so, please familiarise yourself with the information below.
We have education guides who are dedicated to delivering school programs at set time on Mondays and Wednesdays. Although we also offer programs at set times on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we cannot always guarantee guides will be available on these days. Further, we do not offer guided school programs on Fridays.
Between Monday to Thursday, we can (guide availability pending) accommodate schools for the following timeslots:
[Note: We will do our best to accommodate your request for a school program on a Tuesday or Thursday, but if we are unable to, we can supply you with a stage-specific, teacher-led Discovery Booklet to enable your class to engage in outdoor learning at Cockatoo Island without a guide. Further, we can offer Discovery Booklets to school groups that are interested in visiting on a Friday. More details below.]
The following school programs are available at a cost of $14 per student (teachers/supervisors FREE):
Our stage-specific, teacher-led Discovery Booklets provide schools with greater booking and excursion flexibility. Teachers and students are guided by the booklet to investigate the same places as the guide-led tour. Each page contains something to learn, something to think about and something to do.
We are currently trialling our Discovery Booklets for a 2023 launch. As such, we are offering booklets to groups for free until the trial ends on 8 December. After this date, there will be a small fee for each booklet.
Booklets are only available to:
Does your school group have a confirmed campground booking with us? Enrich your stay by arranging either a guided school program or our Dark Past Tour.
Guided school programs are available to confirmed school camping groups for the following dates and times only:
Our Dark Past Tour is also available at the above times to school group with a confirmed campground booking.
Where we are unable to accommodate a request for a program or tour, we can offer camping groups a Discovery Booklet.