Primary Programs

Our Primary Programs are facilitated by our team of dynamic interpretive guides and cater to all stages and types of learners, from kindergarten to Year 6.
Our Programs

All Sydney Learning Adventures primary excursions have 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 kindy to Year 6.

For primary students, SLA has excursions that fit with the curriculum links for History, English and ESL.

Each excursion below is complemented by a Teacher Resource Pack that offers pre-excursion and post-excursion ideas, background information and worksheets

For more information call (02) 9240 8552 or email tours@property.nsw.gov.au

For Years: 1 - 2 (Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 History)
Location: The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre

How do archaeologists find out about the past? What can archaeology tell us about children who lived in The Rocks during the 1800s? What were their houses like? What games did they play?

Students will work as archaeologists to excavate artefacts from our indoor archaeological dig and analyse them to find out about the everyday lives of children who lived at the site of the Cumberland Street archaeology dig.

To assist you in getting the most out of this program, and to maximise the experience for your students, Sydney Learning Adventures has created a comprehensive Teacher Resource Pack for this program.

Virtual online program now available, view trailer:

Little Diggers Teacher Resource Pack

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For Years: 3 - 4 (Stage 2 History)
Location: The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre

Ball-and-chain shackles? Torn and filthy rags decorated with broad arrows? History books often describe horrific tales of the brutal punishment and agonising labour experienced by convicts in early colonial Sydney.

Students will work as archaeologists to excavate artefacts from our indoor archaeological dig, and use their investigative skills to discover what life was really like for the convicts who lived in The Rocks during the early years of the colony.

To assist you in getting the most out of the program and to maximise the experience for your students, Sydney Learning Adventures has created a comprehensive Teacher Resource Pack for this program.

Virtual online program now available, view trailer:

Dirt Detectives Teacher Resource Pack

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For Years: 3 - 6 (Stage 2 and 3 History, Science, Geography and Aboriginal Languages)
Location: The Rocks

Ngara means listen/hear/think in the language of the Gadigal people, the original people of The Rocks area.
Aboriginal guides take students on a journey through local Aboriginal culture and history, the arrival of Europeans and 'first contact', as well as the impact of colonisation on both settler and Aboriginal children and families.

The program includes:

  • stories of role models in our past such as Bennelong, Colebee, Nanberry, Arabanoo and Patyegarang
  • Aboriginal language and place names - what did these places mean to Gadigal people?
  • how the Gadigal people understood and interpreted their environment
  • Gadigal initiation ceremonies and practices
  • Aboriginal astronomy
  • investigating bush tucker and other resources in the local area
  • hands-on experience with Aboriginal artefacts (The Rocks Discovery Museum).

Virtual online program now available, view trailer:

Ngara & Giba-Nura Combined Teacher Resource Pack

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For Years: 1 - 2 (Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 History)
Location: The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre

How do archaeologists find out about the past? What can archaeology tell us about children who lived in The Rocks during the 1800s? What were their houses like? What games did they play?

Students will work as archaeologists to excavate artefacts from our indoor archaeological dig and analyse them to find out about the everyday lives of children who lived at the site of the Cumberland Street archaeology dig.

To assist you in getting the most out of this program, and to maximise the experience for your students, Sydney Learning Adventures has created a comprehensive Teacher Resource Pack for this program.

Virtual online program now available, view trailer:

Pieces of the Past Teacher Resource Pack

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For Years: K - 2 (Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 History, Science, Geography and Aboriginal Languages)
Location: The Rocks

Aboriginal education guides take students on a journey through local Aboriginal history, culture and heritage.
Students explore the difference between their own personal and family histories and those of the Gadigal people. 

The program includes:

  • stories of role models such as Arabanoo and Nanberry
  • Aboriginal language and place names - what did these places mean to the Gadigal people?
  • investigating and discussing bush tucker and other resources in the local area
  • hands-on experience with Aboriginal artefacts (The Rocks Discovery Museum).

Virtual online program now available

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For Years: 3 - 6 (Stages 2 and 3 History and Geography)
Location: Chinese Garden and Chinatown

In the heart of Chinatown students experience contemporary Chinese-Australian culture whilst 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 Australia society and identity, the program helps students explore the role that people of diverse backgrounds play in the development and character of local communities.

Double Dragons Teacher Resource Pack

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Sydney Learning Adventures fantastic range of primary school programs above are favourites for vacation care, OOSH or community group school holiday programs. 

There is a minimum requirement of 20 children per group. Bookings are essential to ensure we can tailor a program to best suit your needs.

For more details on programs that may be suitable and to book a program, please call the program services team on (02) 9240 8552 or email tours@property.nsw.gov.au

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School holiday programs

 

Group bookings

Sydney Learning Adventures has a fantastic range of primary school programs that can be adapted for vacation care, OOSH or community group school holiday programs. Favourites for school holiday excursions include Gadigal Mudgin, Ngara, Little Diggers, Dirt Detectives, Pieces of the Past and Double Dragons.

There is a minimum requirement of 20 children per group. Bookings are essential to ensure we can tailor a program to best suit your needs.

For more details on programs that may be suitable please call the program services team on (02) 9240 8552 or email us at tours@property.nsw.gov.au.

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