Bringing Back the Bush Terms & Conditions
Bringing Back the Bush is brought to you by Western Sydney Parklands, part of Greater Sydney Parklands and is free of charge to selected schools. The following terms and conditions should be noted by participating schools:
a. Bus transport is provided free to students and teachers. This may be a bus with bench seats seating 3 students per bench; or a coach bus with one student per seat.
b. Any special needs transport greater than one wheelchair is to be provided by and paid for by the school.
c. Please inform the program coordinator of any changes to student numbers as soon as possible, as this may affect the bus booking and cost to the program.
2. Excursion Philosophy
a. Bringing Back the Bush is an all-weather program. Students should come prepared with appropriate clothing. In the case of extreme weather Western Sydney Parklands may reschedule to a later date.
b. If rain is predicted on the day of the excursion and this is of concern, please discuss cancellation with program coordinator. At least 48hours notice from commencement of excursion is required to avoid a cancellation fee from the bus company.
c. Please seek permission from school principal before making an excursion booking.
d. COVID-19 regulations:
- Due to COVID-19, there are strict rules in place to ensure activities are run safely.
- It is your responsibility to monitor and comply with all NSW Government health, including any check-in requirements.
- For the latest information regarding the COVID-19 rules in New South Wales visit: nsw.gov.au/covid-19
e. Schools may be chosen for photography and videography. Permission forms will be provided for signing. We thank you for your assistance with this.
3. Booking Amendments and Cancellations
a. Bookings are first made by registering your interest with your school details through Humanitix. If your school is selected a booking confirmation email will be sent. This confirmation email confirms your booking.
b. Excursion date change requests must be made within 7 days, or as soon as possible, of the booking confirmation so the excursion date can be offered to another school.
c. If you need to cancel your booking due to weather concerns, please contact the program coordinator at least 48hrs prior to the commencement time of your booking. We cannot accept cancellation with less than 48hrs of excursion commencement.
d. Programs will be cancelled if directed by NSW government COVID-19 restriction orders.
About this program
Local heroes needed to help us Bring Back the Bush. Western Sydney Parklands Trust needs your help to plant Cumberland Plain woodland and restore native habitat. In doing so students will learn indigenous cultural perspectives, sustainability, scientific fieldwork, geographical mapping skills and develop a lifelong connection to nature and Western Sydney Parklands.
This program is suitable for students in stage 2 – years 3 and 4.
FREE: excursion activities, bus transport, give aways such as tote bags, native seeds to plant, and a kids trail map.
What will Western Sydney Parklands Trust provide? Telfords will provide buses for each student. We are unable to provide transport for students with additional transport needs greater than one wheelchair per school. Greater Sydney Parklands will provide indigenous educators to share culture and educators to teach science, geography and tree planting activities.
How many sessions can I book? Each school may book one excursion date for their whole stage 2 students.
How many students can I bring? Each session caters for a minimum of 150 students and a maximum of 240 students, including accompanying teachers. If you are a small school we may invite your stage 1 and/ or stage 3 to join you; or, combine your excursion day with another school. If your stage 2 is large, we may be able to provide an excursion date for each stage 2 year separately.
What should students bring? A hat for sun protection, enclosed footwear, raincoat, warm jumper, lunch, recess and water.
What if it rains? We are an all-weather program, except in extreme weather circumstances (such as lightning storms). Students should bring wet weather gear. If rain greater than 10mm is predicted and of concern please discuss a cancellation with greater than 48hrs notice. We will try to re-schedule your excursion but it is not guaranteed.
How long is the excursion? 9:30am to 2:30pm. There will be 7 different 40min activities throughout the day with a lunch break, free play in the playground and time for morning tea.
Where will my class be picked up? Students must be ready to be picked up at the street address you provide when you register on the application at 9am. Students will return to school by 2:45pm.
What if I need to cancel my booking? Notify us at the earliest opportunity so that we are able to offer the excursion to others. We cannot accept any cancellations in less than 48hrs before the excursion commences.
How do I register? Select the excursion date that you would like and complete the registration form above. We will be in contact after we have received the form to confirm your booking.
Thanks so much for helping us to Bring Back the Bush!
- Students should bring a hat for sun protection, enclosed footwear, raincoat, warm jumper, lunch, recess and water.
- Our excursion is an all-weather program. Students should bring wet weather gear. If predicted rain is greater than 10mm and this is of concern, please contact us to cancel no less than 48hrs prior to excursion commencement.
- Students must be ready at 9am at the street address you provided when you registered. Students will return to school by 2:45pm.
- Let us know at the earliest opportunity if you need to cancel so that we are able to offer the session to other schools on the wait list.
Please email us if you have any further questions: [email protected]