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Young girls and boys skipping around a maypole.

School bookings

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Term 1 is full already but there are a few spots in Term 2. Check available dates on our calendar then email your preferences. We usually respond that day. 

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2017 bookings open now!

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Bookings for 2017 are being accepted now. We offer a choice of 3 programs: Stage 1 – School Life in the Past Stage 2 – Continuity and Change Stage 2 – At School At War Download the 2017 Schools Program Flier

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Some Term 4 dates available

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Looking for an interactive hands-on history excursion for Stage 1 or Stage 2? Check our calendar for available dates. Now air-conditioned in our 1877 room! (Not authentic, but it’s 2016 and we couldn’t melt any more!)  

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Step back in time to the first Anzac Day

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Recreating school days during the First World War, At School At War immerses students in school days around Australia’s first Anzac Day. Students learn about the war and our men who served, contribute to home front activities of spinning, knitting, tucking in messages of support, and learn cadet drill as 1900s students did at the […]

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2016 bookings open now

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Hands-on history to develop historical skills and concepts. Interact with primary sources Be immersed in the past Use early technologies A visit to the NSW Schoolhouse Museum supports  the new History K-6 syllabus.  Stage 1 Past and Present Family Life Students use the skills of historical inquiry to interpret artefacts and immersive experiences. Students develop understandings about everyday life […]

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At School At War 2016 dates

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We are pleased to offer our WW1 program for 2016. At School At War commemorates ANZAC Day and recognises those who served. Suitable for Stage 2 History, Community and Remembrance, students use sources and interactive experiences to understand the immense contribution of NSW school children to the war effort.   2016 dates: 14th March to 5th May – […]

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Our boys. Our Anzacs.

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North Ryde was a small rural community when war broke out in August 1914. Just as it is now, it had a strong community spirit built through the Progress Association, churches, North Ryde PS and the School of Arts. Families grew up together and knew each other well. Within the first few months of war […]

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Compulsory military training

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Boys and men aged 12 to 26 years had to undertake compulsory military training from 1911. Twelve and thirteen year old boys were trained by their teachers at school. Training included 15 minutes of physical exercises per day, marching drill and at least one of miniature rifle shooting, first aid, swimming or mariner’s compass and elementary […]

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AT SCHOOL AT WAR – New!

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Bookings are coming in fast for our new AT SCHOOL AT WAR program. Designed for Stage 2, it is also available for Stage 3.  Dates have been extended. Now being offered from Term 1 Week 7. Check Calendar for available dates. Download At School At War flier for more details. 

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Red Cross workers of Coonamble Superior School with spinning wheel and knitted socks for the war effort. From Education Gazette January 1918

At School At War – NEW for Stage 2

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New for 2015 is our unique  At School At War program suitable for Stages 2 and 3 Step back to school in 1915 when NSW school pupils took an active role in the WW1 war effort: sending comfort packages and messages, fundraising for French and Belgian orphans, knitting, stitching, rolling and folding comfort and essential items. Based […]

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