Our Curriculum

Curriculum overview

Birrigai programs support our vision, 'Educating for a sustainable future. Three themes of programs are available and any number of combinations are possible - depending on the needs of your students. See our Learning Descriptors (PDF - 1.6MB) for an outline of the types of activities we offer.

Program themes


Hey Frog!Our environment programs are well mapped against Science in the Australian Curriculum.  Birrigai teachers have developed programs and experiences covering biodiversity, endangered species, habitat health testing, the carbon cycle, Indigenous perspectives, wetland ecology and so much more!

Programs target all stages of learning:  we specialise in early childhood through to high school science and research projects.

Heritage Birrigai Gold Program

Birrigai sits in a special place with respect to early European settlement of the ACT region. Together with our friends, the Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association, we have developed authentic experiential learning programs exploring life in the 1800's in this place.

Beautifully capturing History in the Australian Curriculum, our heritage programs are supported by magnificent outdoor props and equipment true to the technology of the era.

Outdoor Adventure

Leap of faithOur nationally-qualified Outdoor Education teachers offer 14 different ways of challenging your students to appreciate what it means to be part of a team; students are also given a 'challenge-by-choice' opportunity to test their personal limits.

Fantastic team-building and leadership programs surround all of our adventure activities.  Note - some activities have age limits on them.  Check the Learning Descriptors (PDF - 1.6MB) for more details.