Indigenous School Incursions with Rick Roser

Aboriginal school workshops, Indigenous incursions, hands on aboriginal workshops; aboriginal art

Aboriginal School Workshops

Hello, my name is Rick Roser...

re: Aboriginal School Workshops...

I'm an Indigenous  presenter of hands on Aboriginal workshops for schools and corporations.

My Indigenous school incursions have been engaging kids for over 30 years now… 

From first days at Prep right through to the last days of High School…

...And by all accounts they are very insightful, highly educational……

                                  …and great fun!!

...%100hands on...with big shells of ochre, hundreds of emu feather hair decorations…scores of fire making sticks, dozens of didgeridoos, enough boomerangs, spears, necklaces, arm bands…

        ...Making them, using them, keeping some…what’s not to love?

…Because the Students learn real skills in a such a memorable way the activities have proven invaluable for Teachers to use as Indigenous references across the curriculum

...Real Indigenous information and culture shared and evaluated in a relaxed learning environment for all kids...

And providing a positive introduction to Aboriginal culture


...from Prep

Aboriginal workshops at schools and OSHC Middle School...

Aboriginal school workshops proven invaluable for Teaching Indigenous culture across the curriculum High school....

Aboriginal incursions help teachers use Indigenous references across the curriculum

Aboriginal school incursions in Qld for over 30 years

........Right through to Uni Students

The Aboriginal School Workshop Timetable your school requires...

eg : 5 X 1hr sessions in a full day


Maybe 2 or 3  X 1 hr sessions in a part day

sometimes double classes etc. 

Each individual activity takes approx 15 mins so there are usually 4 or 5  activities to a 1hr session. 

Aboriginal school workshop Activities available at the Workshops include:...

  • OchrePainting...Face/Hair/Hands old T Shirts etc. using real Ochres 
  • Emu Feather Headdresses using Ochres, Beeswax, and Emu Feathers            
  • Fire Making using traditional fire sticks
  • Boomerang & Spear throwing  using a woomera 
  • Didjeridoo Workshops  includes how to circular breathe

Story telling and Aboriginal culture Information from Shelter to Cooking are a big part of these Indigenous school incursions

In case of inclement weather or other circumstances there are 

  • String making, 
  • Stone Tool Making or 
  • Painting on boomerangs or canvas. 

Cost...From $500 + Gst for a Part Day $900 (Per School Day) + Gst ....Travel costs may apply

Murals and installations as well....

Some of my art and artefacts have been collected by National & State Galleries, Museums and private collections.

All materials are supplied   

The workshops are best located in an undercover outdoor area close to the oval.

Aboriginal School Workshops info....

 Re: Ochre, the workshops cover ochre painting and start with the Emu dreaming story telling, where volunteers may get painted with the Ochres.

Great designs for faces/hands/arms/hair/Tshirts etc.
Ochre is natural Kaolin clay and brushes out....Wear an old shirt to get it painted with Ochre!!!

Re: Hair decorations...Exquisite Emu feathers, Beeswax and Ochre hair decorations applied as a Dreamtime story progresses, Great fun learning and doing. Children keep the emu feather head dress and all may be painted up.

Re: Fire making,  Only I can rub two sticks together so fast I make a tiny spark... and then catch that spark in a pinch of puffed up grass... and coax it into a tiny flame... But everyone likes to try...Not a chance...Sorry...Fully accredited and perfectly safe.
Sometimes incorporates an acted out story especially for the younger audience...

Re: Boomerangs show our first attempts to fly. A variety of hunting, returning boomerangs are shown and demonstrated, different throws and their use for hunting or different conditions etc.

Re: Spear & Woomera...a Spectacular example of a simple invention. Technology making a huge increase of physical power.

Re: Didgeridoos - wait til you hear them practicing the Frog song.
PVC nylon water pipe didges ... sound better - and everyone can play.

A typical review....

A highlight of Semester 1 is the incursion conducted by an Aboriginal elder Rick Roser, where students are taught and involved in various traditional Aboriginal cultural activities including fire making, face decorating, and spear and boomerang throwing. The students gain valuable knowledge from this incursion as they learn the significance and purpose of some Aboriginal cultural activities.


PO Box 800, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220, AU

0422 275 601


Fire making video with Rick Roser at an Aboriginal school workshop