Teachers Guidelines

On arrival

Bus/car parking is available at Myuna Farm, please advise bus drivers that there is plenty of turning space for buses at the end of the driveway; this way they can drop your group at the front door.  

A Myuna Farm staff member will greet your group when you arrive and show you to your allocated area.  All school groups have a sheltered area or room with tables and chairs reserved for them for the day.  A schedule will be provided to each teacher and the Myuna Farm staff will organise the activities for the entire day. 

*Please check the arrival and departure time with the bus company and inform us as soon as possible of any changes.

Please be prepared!

Activities at Myuna Farm are conducted on the property, the farm is a well maintained, enclosed and secure facility. Teachers and students will come in contact with a number of farm animals during their visit. The environment includes open paddocks, bushland and gravelled pathways. We take care to provide the best conditions for students and your program, however we do recommend the following:

Please ensure that your students and staff wear clothing and footwear suited to outdoor activities under varied weather conditions:

  • sturdy closed toe shoes, gumboots if it has been raining.
  • sunscreen and hat.
  • waterproof jacket and warm jumper, particularly in winter and spring

Please bring plastic tubs or zipped backpacks to store lunches in. The crows at Myuna Farm enjoy a packed lunch and have a habit of tearing open plastic bags and stealing food.

Medical

You will need to be aware of any special medical needs and allergies of your staff, students, and helpers. The Myuna Farm staff have level 2 first aid training and a well maintained first aid station, however they do not have access to your students medical records so please inform us of any severe allergies before activities begin (particularly with relation to contact with animals, milk products and hay). You have primary duty of care over your students while at Myuna Farm.

Extreme weather

We have undercover areas and a few activities can continue during heavy rain or in extreme hot weather. If you are concerned about the weather (rain or temperatures in the high 30’s), please phone 9706 9944 on the morning of your visit. Please bring raincoats if light showers are predicted.

Bookings changed due to extreme weather will not attract any charge.

Student behaviour

Your teachers are expected to supervise students during the breaks and support Myuna Farm staff with behavioural management. You know your students better than we do. Please feel free to participate in the activities with the students and ask any questions relevant to your current curriculum.

Payment

On the day of the program please advise us of the final number of students in attendance. An invoice will be given to a teacher on the day of the excursion. A cheque made out to Myuna Farm can then be posted at a later date. If you are unable to pay by cheque then cash, credit card or EFTPOS are also accepted. Payment is due 30 days from the last day of the month.

Group sizes

Hands on Farming and Education for Sustainability education programs will be divided up into groups of 20 to 35 students for activities (programs will only run for a minimum of 20 students).   Myuna Farm can accommodate a maximum of six groups or 200 students per day.

The animal husbandry program will be divided into groups of 10 to 15 students, with a minimum of 10 students per booking and a maximum of 40 students per booking.

The Environmental Tour is a maximum of 20 students per group and is facilitated as a 2 hour walking tour of the farm.

We look forward to seeing you at Myuna Farm.