We hope you enjoyed a safe and rejuvenating break over the holidays.
Step out of the classroom and into the places where history lives on with Sydney Learning Adventures' curriculum-linked primary and secondary excursions. Our hands-on programs are implemented by a dynamic guide team and supported with first-calss teacher resources.
We hope you can join us for an interactive, hands-on experience in Sydney's heritage and cultural precinct of The Rocks.
Shopfront to Western Front
Curriculum Links: Years 9 and 10, Stage 5 Global History: The Modern World and Australia
Students visit the laneways, houses and shops where people in The Rocks lived, worked and died. They examine the objects that were made, imported, bought, sold and treasured. They discover how one family was affected by industrialisation, plague and the Great War in Europe. This program uses a range of original archaeological and written sources to meet the knowledge and skills outcomes of the Australian Curriculum: History Stage 5 topic: 'Making a Nation'. This program wa developed in partnership with The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre.
For more information on the program give us a call on (02) 9240 8552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 HSIE
Personal and Family Histories, Past and Present Fmily Life
Learning to use historical enquiry and communication, students look as how family life has changed over time and how we can show the present is different or similar to the past.
Excavating artefacts from our simulated archaeological dig, hearing stories of families who lived inThe Rocks during the 1800s and examining artefacts together with our interactive map, students will gain a sound understanding of how the past can be communicated.
This program helps students connect to and from a greatwe understanding of the past through hands-on learning facilitated by our experienced Education Guide team.
For more information on the program or to book, give us a call on (02) 9240 8552 or email email@example.com
Bangabaoui Aboriginal Cultural Harbour Cruise
We regret to advise that the Banagaboui program is no longer offered by Sydney learning Adventures. For information about cultural cruises, please contact the Tribal Warrior Association on (02) 9699 3491.
Alternatively, give us a call to book one of our other Aboriginal education programs - Ngara and Giba-Nura.
Package Deals - $25
Book a full-day excursion with Sydney Learning Adventures and get two Education Programs for just $25. Our friendly staff can assist with planning your day.
Stage 2 Package: Chinese Whispers and Dirt Detectives
Stage 3 Package: Chinese Whispers and Pieces of the Past
All programs link directly to both History and Geography curriculum components:
Community and Rememberance
Places are Similar and Different
The Past and the Present
The Australian Colonies
Australia as a Nation
A Diverse and Connected World
The discounted rate will only apply when any of the two programs are booked for the same day.
For more information on the programs or to book, please give us a call on (02) 9240 8552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Stage 1 to Stage 3 HSIE and Aboriginal Languages
"Interesting facts that are better learnt when at the site rather than research."
"Excellent program, this was very informative and linked very wekk with our shield curriculum."
"Lots of interesting information."
Aboriginal education guides take students through local Aboriginal culture and history, 'first contact', and the impact of colonisation on both settler and Aboriginal children and families.
Students will also visit The Rocks Discovery Museum and participate in a hands-on activity with Aboriginal artefacts.
For more information on the programs or to book, please give us a call on (02) 9240 8552 or email email@example.com.
2016 brochure released
We've recently sent our new 2016 Education Programs brochure to your school. If you haven't received it yet and you'd like a copy, please call us on (02) 9240 8552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walking The Rocks App
Now you can uncover the unique heritage heart of Sydney with an app that takes you on a self-guided tour of nooks, pathways and cobbled streets to reveal facinating facts about The Rocks. Sydney Cove and The Rocks have been pivotal in the development of the Australian nation for more than 200 years; for thousands of years before that, the Gadigal people utilised the fresh water of local streams and the abundant seafood found in Sydney Harbour.
Download the free app from the App store or Google Play
- Gain an understanding of what to expect at The Big Dig when you book a program.
- See the unique hands-on learning experiences offered at The Big Dig.
- Reveal some of the resources and activities the programs offer.
- Preview the digsite and see the exclusive access students get on our programs.
- See the engagement and knowledge of our experienced guide team.
View our unique hands-on Big Dig archaeology programs for students in years 1-12 below.
Blog: History in the classroom – image makeover
Drawing on her experience as a secondary school teacher, volunteer archaeologist and education officer at the Port Arthur Historic Site in Tasmania, Sarah Stockwin blogs about why history has a serious image problem and how educators can turn boring on its head.
A great deal on a joint package
Sydney Learning Adventures and Sydney Observatory have teamed up to offer the following great discount:
Book SLA's Giba-Nura and Sydney Observatory's Aboriginal Astronomy program for the same day, and receive a $1 discount per student on each program.
SLA Term 1, 2016 Prize Winner
Congratulations to Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, the winner of our book prize for Term 1, 2016.
Thanks to everyone who filled in a program evaluation form, which are automatically entered into the draw for our book prize each term.
Pre-visit resource: The Rocks Beneath our Feet video
Last update: Tuesday 24 May 2016