The school collaborated with local Gumbaynggirr Elders including the Muurrbay Aboriginal language and cultural cooperative. In addition, through the support of community groups including TAFE, the local high school and national parks, the school was able to facilitate the development of the cultural and bush tucker track.
The school also engaged an Aboriginal school learning support officer (SLSO) two days per week to provide Gumbaynggirr language lessons and to support classroom teachers with the 8 ways of learning framework. An additional Aboriginal SLSO was engaged one day per week to focus on health, physical activity and wellbeing.
The track grew into an integrated curriculum resource and a cultural experience for the students. A number of students from other schools have now visited the track with students from the school acting as tour guides, leading small groups around the track, offering wisdom on plant, dreaming stories and culture.
The school has sourced signage for the track to provide information for the bush foods and medicinal plants. The signage includes QR codes which provide an audio information report for the respective plants which have been researched, scripted and read by the students of Scotts Head Public School.