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Incursion Pricing

$290+GST

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Up to 30 students

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90-minute workshops

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A minimum booking of 2 x 90-minute workshops is required

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Outer regions incur time and travel costs

Frequently Asked Questions

Session duration

Q. How long is each session?

 

A. All of our sessions are 1.5 hours in duration. 

 

Q. How do we fit 3 sessions in one day?

 

A. Sessions can be split around a break to allow three sessions in one day.
For example, Session ONE 9:30-11:00, Session TWO 11:30-1:00 Session THREE 1:00-1:30 lunch break 2:30-3:30.

 

Q. Do you think 1.5 hours is too long for preps?

 

A. Our sessions are very engaging with a number of different activities which preps thoroughly enjoy.

 

Class size

Q. How many students attend a session?

 

A. Sessions are designed for individual class groups: max. 30 children per session.

 

Q. We have small classes can we combine them?

 

A. Small classes can be combined, up to 30 students. Keeping in mind that fewer numbers allow more “hands-on” experience for each student.

 

Room

Q. Where can the incursion take place?

 

A. The incursion can take place in a classroom, art room, hall, or other space that is not a thoroughfare during sessions. Students need to be able to hear and follow instructions without outside noise and distractions from other classes or through traffic. The space required needs to be at least the size of a normal classroom. OSHC often have perfect spaces but please be aware of timing. We need access to the space for half hour to set up before the first session and half hour to clean up after the final session. 

 

 

Q. Does the room need to be secure during break times?

 

A. Yes. Our presenter needs to be confident that during breaks between sessions, equipment and materials will not be tampered with.

 

Q. Will the presenter come to each of our classrooms?

 

A. No. The Presenter will set up the equipment in one room and remain there for all sessions. If your classroom has been allocated as the incursion room, you will need to take your students and their things to another place.

 

Classroom Set up

Q. How should I set up the room?

 

A. Tables for student groups (4-6 students) arranged with an area for students to sit together facing the presenter, presenter’s table (P), and a write-on whiteboard (WB).

 

 

 It would be very helpful if tables are cleared and arranged (see above) before the presenter arrives.

 

Teacher involvement

Q. What do I need to do to prepare for a Hands On Science Incursion?

 

A. All the steps are clearly shown in our incursion checklist.

 

Q. Do I need to be present during the incursion?

 

A. Yes, a teacher must be present during the session as we do not know the health and safety requirements of your students. We recommend that classroom teachers take this opportunity to observe the students in a different situation and gain some professional development.

 

Q. Can I take photos or videos?

 

A. Yes, photos are a great reminder of the learning that occurred and a helpful springboard for reflective writing or further inquiry. Please ask the presenter’s permission before including them in photos or videos. We ask that teachers be mindful of not interrupting the lesson flow.

 

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Testimonials

“Thanks for the wonderful [incursion]. Enjoyed by all and a great way to introduce our inquiry.”

Berwick Primary School

“Fantastic hands-on experiences for the students. They were so excited.”

St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School