Winhanga-rra (hear, think, listen) workshops is a professional learning program for educational professionals that explores processes and practices for engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in an educational context. Workshops include lecture presentations, discussions, and practical tasks. Read more about Winhanga-rra HERE.


Learning across the curriculum priority Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures;
General capabilities Intercultural Understanding, Critical and Creative Thinking, Literacy, Personal and Social Capabilities;
Learning Areas Arts (Dance, Music, Visual Arts), Humanities and Social Sciences, Health & Physical Education, English, Languages.


Winhanga-rra In-Studio Workshops

In-Studio: Completing Winhanga-rra (hear, think, listen –Wiradjuri language) will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Aboriginal education and supporting Aboriginal students/children addressing standard descriptors 2.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

For more information please email

Winhanga-rra Choreographic Lab

In 2023, we initiated a new Professional Learning experience for teachers - the Winhanga-rra Choreographic Lab.

The Lab consists of two sessions. The first session is a 1.5 hour online workshop that focuses on processes, practices and protocols for working with Cultural content. This serves to ‘lay the ground’ for the second session, which is a full day in the studio gathering and developing choreographic material and testing options for crafting that material into a dance work.

The Lab is suitable for teachers who have participated in a Winhanga-rra workshop in the past, as well as teachers and other educators who have yet to engage with Bangarra’s Winhanga-rra. We will be doing a fair amount of movement in the studio workshop, but dance skills are not required. The creative movement is not about technique, it’s about ideas, creative tools and storytelling. 

2024 dates to be released soon.


Design and deliver a Professional Learning Experience for Your School

We are interested to work with educators across Secondary, Primary and Early Learning to tailor online Professional Learning workshops that are specifically relevant to your school’s learning community.

The benefit of a tailored workshop enables us to focus on:

  • particular areas of interest or need, such as building relationships with local Communities to enrich cultural learning experiences
  • programs and/or projects you may be thinking about developing for your students, such as NAIDOC week programs or other annual programs
  • areas of curriculum focus and learning across the Curriculum

We have facilitated a number of these workshops with extremely positive feedback. 

"We were fortunate to hold a tailored Bangarra workshop for our whole Junior and Middle school Drama at Haileybury. The conversations, so well facilitated by Yolande Brown and Shane Carroll, Bangarra's Education team, were open, honest and thought-provoking. All were inspired by the complementary physical workshops led by Yolande. As a department we have grown from this experience, and though we still have a long way to go, it was a formative step."

Philippa Bell, Head of Drama (City); Coord J & MS Curric - Drama, Haileybury. (2021)

Inclusions: Creating the brief, designing the workshop, providing relevant preparation material, workshop delivery and post workshop follow-up.

Duration: 2 hours

Participation: up to 12 teachers

Please feel free to contact us to discuss options and dates by emailing or calling Shane Carroll on 0411 835 490. Download our information pack below.

Education Contact
02 9251 5333