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5. Transport at One Arm Point Remote Community School

5. Transport at One Arm Point Remote Community School | Transport #How do you use it? |

located 200km north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsular, situated along a dirt road is One Arm Point School. This School’s transport system is very different to an urban area. The school consists of approximately 100 (K-11) students (95% are Indigenous). 


Georgina Spong's insight:

Using Google maps as the online resource 

- Students locate places on the map by using the search bar or dragging map of Australia with mouse, to locate:


- the Kimberley region, Ardiyooloon, Broome, Derby and other rural locations they are interested in knowing the location of.    

*Use satellite setting to show the type of country and road surrounding this area


On the map (computer/IWB/print out) students measure distances between the School and surrounding places.

Estimate how long it would take you in a car to travel between these towns.



The picture book ‘Our World Bardi-Jaawi life at Ardiyooloo' takes students into the lives of the Bardi-Jaawi community and their traditional customs - check out the link to read more!


Using ‘Our World’:

- On pages 50 and 52 are photos of one form of transport in the area. Ask students: What is it? Why do you think this sort of car is necessary in this area?

- On page 58 is another mode of transport. What is it? Why do you think this would be necessary in this area?

- There is another mode of transport used in the area that is not shown, but can be found on the map on page 5. Why is this important to the town?


*Students use inquiry based learning strategies (see reflection)


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4. Connecting Transport services

4. Connecting Transport services | Transport #How do you use it? |


Connecting systems of transport can be a tricky concept to grasp! This interactive HSIE web page introducers the topic in a fun, colourful way.

Georgina Spong's insight:

This interactive resource can be used by students individual, in groups or as a whole class (accessible on IWB) . It allows students to explore  facts and information clips presented in a fun way, read facts, or play games.


When you enter this site you will need to click on the transport link

- from here you can go into the 'connecting systems' -  use the animation to introduce how transport systems connect. 


Lesson Idea to utilise knowledge learnt from site:

Students can observe or experience different forms of transport linking, by going on an Excursion using e.g. ferry to train, train station to  bus. 

- Utilising the background facts they have learnt through the resource, students draw/annotate the types of transport they use and what other transport modes they see on their journey e.g. taxi at train station. Using a local map of the area students can map out what they saw in which area. Who uses these and why are they important in the area? 



Refer to the following policies when planning a trip. 

~NSW Department of Education. (2009) Excursions Policy. Retrieved from policies/student_admin/ excursions/excursion_pol/ PD20040010.shtml? query=excursions


~NSW Department of Education. (2009). Excursions Policy Implementation Procedures. Retrieved from excursions/excursion_pol/implementation_1_PD20040010.shtml


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3. Services Public transport provides in NSW

3. Services Public transport provides in NSW | Transport #How do you use it? |
Georgina Spong's insight:

Transport NSW provides Valuable information on all forms of public transport within the region. The Transport for NSW Disability Action Plan 2012 - 2017 - is also worth a look at to see what is available and what still needs to be put into practice. This is a great page for teachers starting a unit on transport - I was able to gain further insight into resources available to not only my local region but travelling to remote areas in NSW.


This site provides a basis to start discussing with students the services and resources available on Public transport in  Australia/NSW. This discussion could be a follow up to an introductory session on Public Transport.


-  What is transport? What are the different types? Here is a link to questions used in discussion for Stage 1


Through this site students can inquire and search for information surrounding services - students could look for specific information such as: Are they accessible for all people? What services does the transport offer to assist with disabilities, babies, elderly passengers? What do the services offer in terms of accessibility? 

 - Teacher plans a report table or information chart that students continually add to once they find, read, learn about information. 

links to specific modes of transport NSW 


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Our World: Bardi-Jaawi life at Ardiyooloo

Our World: Bardi-Jaawi life at Ardiyooloo | Transport #How do you use it? |

Picture of book used in resource 5.

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2.Excursion time! A Place to learn for kids in Sydney - Trainworks NSW | Rail & Train Museum

2.Excursion time! A Place to learn for kids in Sydney - Trainworks NSW | Rail & Train Museum | Transport #How do you use it? |
Looking for an educational experience for your kids and students? Trainworks is the perfect day out. Located just 90 minutes south of Sydney & open 7 days.
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Trainworks: Bringing NSW Railway history to life!

 " Trainworks tells the story of New South Wales rail history through Australia’s largest showcase of rolling stock railway objects and memorabilia.

Students are able to see a wide variety of historic trains on display and gain insights into the way in which transportation changed and continues to change lives in NSW".


For schools and teachers:

website provides information on curriculum links, educational programs offered, resources for teachers to use, how to book an excursion for the whole school or class and also the cost. 

- This will provide students with a means of connecting the past with the future - how transport has transformed and where it comes from in an Australian context. 


Here are some other transport excursion ideas in the NSW area :D


NSW Rail Transport Museum. Bus Museum. Street Motor Museum. Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum.

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1. Back to school around the world

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This clip shows the diversity in transport in a range of cultures. 


Classroom and lesson ideas:

Brainstorm/discuss all the ways the students think children and families around the world might travel

Watch the following clip -  During the viewing students are encouraged to name the transport systems they see (watch at least 2 times). 

As a class create 5 (more or less - some children will do more some will do less) characters of children from areas of the world that each use different modes of transport - refer to both clips as much as needed.

Students draw/create characters on a people chain (chains are prepared see photo below) - student decorate each child and write (or draw) how he/she goes to school

- Students make one about them 

- Class shares their/families form of transport to get to school/work

Make a table/chart/tally of the different types of transport used in the classroom - Display (EXTENSION AND KLA’s : Maths create a different way of representing data e.g. pie graph - tally other differences in the classroom and form a chart.

ASSESSMENT - Display chains in classroom 




- I originally had the 'Journey to school around the world' clip (see below), however after viewing and integrating the syllabus links for stage 1, I believe it might not be as appropriate for this stage (prior knowledges or previous facts would need to be looked at before viewing to fully understand content - e..g. ethnicity, Nelson Mandela, and equal education rights) - A journey to school around the world 

This could be viewed muted and students interpret the meaning and content, what they think the maker is trying to tell the audience. 


Students could also keep a transport diary - here is a pdf example


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