The Koori Curriculum Retreat

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Type: Bunk Room w/ Shared Bathroom

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Come and spend a long weekend with the Koori Curriculum and their community of Aboriginal speakers, educators and artists on the NSW Central Coast.

You are being invited to spend three days at Pearl beach connecting and collaborating with a handful of other educators and Director of the Koori Curriculum Jessica Staines. 

Our educator retreat will involve a balance of unwinding and connecting with Country and deep pedagogical discussions that explore the ways that educators can include Aboriginal perspectives in their program and practice. 

The Retreat will be held at beautiful Pearl Beach and not far from where I live on the Central Coast.

I’ve found the most incredible accommodation, a luxurious, freshly renovated large two-level modern house in three separate pavilions on an enormous private block. It’s surrounded by native bush and wildlife and just a few short steps to Pearl Beach.

We’ll grab coffees from a fantastic coffee shop nearby, have a modern bush tucker dinner (while learning about traditional foods), get a massage from a fabulous masseuse – and if you’re lucky you might get to have a visit from my daughter Shirley Pearl.

I want this retreat to feel like a vacation with friends, whilst immersing yourself in cultural experiences.

The Koori Curriculum will offer a range of experiences including a bush tucker cooking demonstration with Yama 2 You, educator yarns with pedagogue Aunty Nerida Blair, Sky Stories with Garry Purchase and a cuppa with Aboriginal education consultant Belinda Huntriss.
Educators will also have the opportunity to participate in a smoking ceremony, enjoy leisurely walks on secluded Pearl beach and huddle around a cosy fire of a night.
Educators who choose to retreat with the Koori Curriculum will receive a one on one mentoring session with Jessica. This customised session will be tailored to the individual needs of each educator to scaffold their pedagogy and practice.
The Koori Curriculum educator retreat also includes an indulgent massage, beautifully catered meals and a stay in a luxurious venue.
What more could anyone want?

Pavilion 1: Includes a luxurious entertaining, dining and lounging space with extra tall ceilings, electronic louvre windows, wide sliding doors leading out to a large deck with day beds and outdoor dining for all of us to enjoy. As well as a chef’s kitchen (in which you don’t have to cook). Pavilion 2: Is a sleeping space with the king master and ensuite, one queen room, the bunk room (six bunks but only two sharing) and a bathroom. It’s connected to the Pavillion one by an external breezeway.

Pavilion 3: Has bedrooms opening out onto the lush back garden, a king bed with desk, a queen bed room with a day bed. This block also has a bathroom and is connected via an external staircase off the balcony.

Features include:

  • Relaxed modern décor
  • Fireplace
  • BBQ
  • Large entertaining deck
  • Outdoor shower
  • Huge back yard
  • Smart TV with Netflix
  • Built in Bluetooth music system
  • Laundry
  • Nespresso pods
  • IKOU bathroom and spa products
  • Three bathrooms
  • Fluffy towels and beautiful bedding