The Duyfken Education Experience

 

Available: Terms 2 and 3

Location: The Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA) 91 Southside Drive, Hillarys (map)

The Duyfken replica sailing ship was built to raise awareness about the first European vessel to visit Australia in 1606.

As a working ship, and floating museum, Duyfken provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about Europe’s earliest recorded history of Australia.

The Duyfken Education Experience serves as a wonderful external classroom, offering an educational program that aligns with the HASS section of the WA Curriculum, and in particular, the Year 4 syllabus.

Join the crew

Once aboard Duyfken, students will become ‘crew members’ of a Dutch trading ship about to voyage south in search of spices and other treasures.

They will be encouraged to take charge of their own learning through questioning, analysing, evaluating, reflecting and problem solving leading to further research back in the classroom.

The Duyfken Educational Experience includes:

History – first contact

This unit covers how Dutch mariners shaped European knowledge of the Indian Ocean and the continent we now know as Australia. Also covered are early European contacts with Aboriginal people and how these interactions impacted Aboriginal society.

Civics and citizenship

This unit covers the importance of rules in maintaining good order amongst the crew when aboard a sailing ship for a 12-month sailing voyage. Of importance is the role of the Captain and First Mate in administering the ship rules and the consequences of non-compliance.

Geography

This unit covers the location of major countries in relation to Australia, and the challenges of the differing climatic conditions between Europe and Oceania, and in particular the Spice Islands. How did these early adventurers adapt to the changing conditions that they encountered?

 

Duyfken’s Location

AQWA – The Aquarium of Western Australia

91 Southside Drive Hillarys WA 6025

Book Your School Excursion:

In 2019, you have a choice of two options for engaging with the Duyfken Education Experience.

TOUR OPTION 1:
DUYFKEN / AQWA COMBO PACKAGE

$17 per student

 

This package includes entry to AQWA together with the Duyfken Educational Experience. It entitles your school group to spend up to 3 hours at AQWA, which will include your 60 – minute Duyfken tour so you get two great experiences for one low price.

Here is an outline of what will be on offer:

DUYFKEN EXPERIENCE – For School Groups

  • The Duyfken school guides offer an interactive educational experience aboard the ship and within the outdoor historical classroom which is all set up inside the grounds of AQWA.
  • Each 60 – minute session can cater for up to 60 students with 30 students aboard the ship and the other 30 students engaging in a learning experience within the outdoor classroom. The groups will spend 25 minutes at each location, with a 10-minute interval for safety briefing and to move between the classroom and Duyfken.

AQWA EXPERIENCE

  • Once your school group has completed the Duyfken Experience, students are welcome to make their way around all of the exhibits that AQWA has to offer.

TOUR NOTES

  • The Duyfken/AQWA Combo Package tours are available Monday to Friday commencing at 9.30am, 11.00am and 12.30pm.
  • When booking the Duyfken/AQWA Combo Package the respective tours will follow the following order –
  • 9.30am Tour – start at the Duyfken and once complete enjoy the AQWA experience
  • 11.00am Tour – start at the Duyfken and once complete enjoy the AQWA experience
  • 12.30pm Tour – start with the AQWA experience followed by the Duyfken tour. You begin this tour in AQWA at 10am, arriving at Duyfken around 12.15pm for the 1 2.30pm tour.

Supervising Adults ‘Free of Charge’

 

In addition, a set number of supervising teachers /
parent helpers are offered FREE entry at the
following ratios:

  • K-Year 3: 5 students – 1 free adult
  • Years 4-12: 15 students – 2 free adults
  • High school: 15 students – 2 free adults

Please note that the Duyfken Onboard Ship Tour
requires a minimum of 4 supervising adults per group of 30 children. Additional teachers/parent helpers on the excursion that are not included in the Free of Charge ratios, can purchase additional adult entries at the discounted rate of just $27
per person as part of your excursion booking.

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**This is a discounted product that is made available exclusively to WA schools, and home-schoolers who book an excursion Monday-Friday during school terms. Excludes public and school holidays.

TOUR OPTION 2:
DUYFKEN ONLY PACKAGE

$200 for up to 30 students per group with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 supervising teachers and parents.

 

DUYFKEN EXPERIENCE – for school groups

  • The Duyfken school guides offer an interactive educational experience aboard the ship and within the outdoor historical classroom which is all set up inside the grounds of AQWA.
  • Each 60 – minute session can cater for up to 60 students with 30 students aboard the ship and the other 30 students engaging in a learning experience within the outdoor classroom. The groups will spend 25 minutes at each location, with a 10-minute interval for safety briefing and to move between the classroom and Duyfken.
  • This tour option DOES NOT include access to the rest of the AQWA facilities.
  • The Duyfken Only Package tours are available Monday to Friday commencing at 9.30am, 11.00am and 12.30pm.

TOUR NOTES

To book TOUR OPTION 2: DUYFKEN ONLY PACKAGE contact Pic Lee Song at the Duyfken office:

M: 0427 160 606
E: administration@duyfken.com

Book Now

**This is a discounted product that is made available exclusively to WA schools, and home-schoolers who book an excursion Monday-Friday during school terms. Excludes public and school holidays.