Sydney Learning Adventures
Thank you for taking the time to discover Sydney Learning Adventures' (SLA) range of school excursions and education programs.
As an initiative of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, SLA's vision is to create quality educational excursions that are enriching, diverse, safe, accessible and sustainable.
Our programs have been been developed in consultation with academic educators and practising classroom teachers. Our curriculum-linked, outcomes-focused approach aims to provide engaging, interactive, multi-layered learning experiences for all students. The programs are facilitated by our team of dynamic interpretive guides and cater to all stages and types of learners, from kindergarten to Year 12.
For more information, or to book the program, call (02) 9240 8552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. SLA looks forward to meeting your class soon!
Discover 'Archaeology in The Rocks', an interactive secondary program that includes site visits. Primary students will love solving the riddles and discovering clues in 'Chinese Whispers', returning in 2016. All the details can be found in the new 2016 brochure, and don't forget that email is replacing faxes. We hope you can join us this term for an interactive, hands-on experience in Sydney's heritage and cultural precinct of The Rocks.
Phase-out of faxes
From 1 January 2016, Sydney Learning Adventures will no longer communicate with teachers via fax. If you would like to continue receiving updates abour our programs, please send an email with your details (name and school name) to email@example.com
New 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
Chinese Whispers is back in 2016
Stages 2 and 3 HSIE
In Darling Harbour's 'hidden pearl', the Chinese Garden of Friendship, students solve riddles and find clues to piece together the legend of the Chinese Horoscope.
In the heart of Chinatown, students experience contemporary Chinese-Australian culture while learning why and when Chinese people first came to Australia, and how they have adapted and flourished as a community.
By opening a window on Chinese culture and its ongoing contribution to Australian society and identity, the program helps students expolore the role that people of diverse backgrounds play in the development and character of local communities.
For more infomration on the program, please gine us a call on (02) 9240 8552 or email email@example.com
This program will be offered from Term 1 2016.
Archaeology in The Rocks 2016
This full day interactive program, incorporating outcomes from Part I (a) (investigating the Past: History, Archaeology and Science), features a firsthand report from professional archaeologist on their latest work in the field.
Students visit Parbury Ruins, examine artefacts from The Big Dig archaeological site, tour Susannah Place Museum and explore The Rocks Discovery Museum. Here they encounter a range of archaeology, science and history in contemporary society and consider related ethical issues.
The program is offered 14 - 24 March (Monday to Thursday only).
Book online or for more information, call (02) 9240 8552.
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
Get a glimpse of The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre before you book!
Check out our new video and discover why teachers and students are queuing up to experience The Big Dig.
- 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.
Book online or call (02) 9240 8552.
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 3, 2015 Prize Winner
Congratulations to Shell Cove Public School, the winner of our book prize for Term 3, 2015.
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: Monday 19 October 2015