Sydney Learning Adventures
Thank you for taking the time to discover Sydney Learning Adventures' range of school excursions and education programs.
Sydney Learning Adventures (SLA) brings the history of Australia, NSW and Sydney to life for thousands of students every year. All SLA's excursions are developed by teachers and implemented by our dynamic and interpretive guides.
They are also curriculum-linked and designed for all stages of learning (kindergarten to year 12) providing an interactive, multi-layered learning experience for students.
New 2014 brochures out now
We have recently mailed our 2014 Education Programs brochure to your school. If you have not received it and would like a copy, give us a call on (02) 9240 8552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Experience the Bangabaoui Aboriginal Harbour Cruise
As the weather starts to warm up why not take your class on the Bangabaoui Aboriginal cultural harbour cruise? Now is the perfect time to take to the water with the crew from the Mari Nawi and explore Sydney Harbour from an Aboriginal perspective.
The Mari Nawi or 'Big Canoe' can carry up to 180 teachers and students. The Mari Nawi departs from Tallawolladah (The Rocks) and ventures to Belanglewool (Clarke Island). Students will discover how the Aboriginal people of Sydney Harbour lived, uncover the stories of Belanglewool and participate in tradtional Aboriginal dancing.
The Rocks Dreaming
The Aboriginal guides at Sydney Learning Adventures continue to receive excellent feedback on their delivery of The Rocks Dreaming tour. Recently, Aboriginal guide Jessica received the following teacher feedback: "The tour was excellent, very informative and dynamic conversational style, engaging and thought provoking".
Why not join one of our Aboriginal guides on The Rocks Dreaming? Your class will discover how the ancient Aboriginal Dreaming is still alive within the modern Sydney landscape, and how the billion-year-old harbour, marine environment, sandstone strata, waterways, flora and fauna continue to influence how Aboriginal people live today.
The tour is 100 per cent Aboriginal owned and was developed by Aboriginal Elder Margret Campbell. It is led by Aboriginal guides who have permission to share her cultural knowledge.
We recommend combining a program with a free visit to The Rocks Discovery Museum, which provides online teacher resources.
We would be delighted to help you find a program to suit your needs.
Drawing on her experience as a secondary school teacher and 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.
Book SLA's The Rocks Dreaming and Sydney Observatory's Aboriginal Astronomy programs for the same day, and receive a $1 discount per student on each program.
SLA Term 3 2013 Prize Winner
Congratulations to Kogarah High School, the winner of our book prize for term 3, 2013.
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
To view the video click on the image below.
Last update: Wednesday 27 November 2013