Sydney Learning Adventures
Thank you for taking the time to discover Sydney Learning Adventures' range of school excursions and education programs.
As an initiative of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Sydney Learning Adventures' 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 email@example.com. SLA looks forward to meeting your class soon!
Special Event Program
As a nation commemorates the centenary of ANZAC, join Sydney Learning Adventures for a new interactive special event program that explore the significance and impact of war from an Aboriginal perspective.
NAIDOC resistance and Resilience - Aboriginal Warriors
Curriculum link: Stages 1 to 3 HSIE; Stages 4 to 6 History
As we commemorate the centenary of ANZAC, students will explore Aboriginal service men and women's involvement in war, their proud history of fighting for their country and their treatment upon return to Australia. They will learn about the contradictions in written history, analyse different approaches to recording historical events, and learn about the early conflicts in and around Sydney, including the stories of Pemulwuy and Windradyne. Students will also find out more about Aboriginal diggers and discuss Aboriginal involvement in the armed services today.
This program is offered from 15 June to 24 July 2015
For more information on the special event, please give us a call 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
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.
New 2015 brochure released
We've recently sent our new 2015 Education Programs brochure to your school. If you haven't received it yet and you'd like a copy, please give us a call on (02) 9240 8552 or email email@example.com
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 programs for the same day, and receive a $1 discount per student on each program.
SLA Term 1, 2015 Prize Winner
Congratulations to Magdalene Catholic High School, the winner of our book prize for Term 1, 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: Friday 05 June 2015