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NSW school children and the Anzacs

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Did you know that NSW school students and teachers were actively involved in fundraising for Belgian orphans, making comfort items for soldiers at the front, tucking hand-written notes into the gifts they packaged and growing vegetables in support of returned soldiers? Find out the contribution of primary children in our digital resource NSW school children […]

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Student visits

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What a great first term of student visits! Here’s Glenbrook PS on Facebook and St Therese Lakemba on YouTube 

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New pre and post visit learning resource

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Our new Pre and post visit learning Google site has ready-to-use learning activities to prepare your students for a visit and help follow it up. Learning sets include: Aboriginal Country About the Schoolhouse Museum Photos from the past Objects from the past Oral histories  Your story.

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Student with white gloves examines contents of Globite suitcase.

Bookings for 2022 excursions open now

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We’re excited to see students again in 2022. Book now to get your preferred dates. Visit details and availability calendar are on our Schools pages. Email your preferred dates to info@schoolhousemuseum.org.au

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NSW school children and the Anzacs – new resource

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This new digital resource outlines the enormous contribution that NSW school students and teachers made in support of Australia’s involvement in the First World War. Packed with primary sources, it supports Stage 2 Community and Remembrance and Years 7-10 History Life Skills. Go to NSW school children and the Anzacs digital resource. It is an […]

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Classroom with timber chairs and desks, blackboard on front wall and photo of a young Queen Elizabeth

Oral histories – new!

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Visit our collection of rich stories of 1950s and 60s school days at North Ryde Public School on our Oral histories page. Read about march-pasts, peanut butter covered ‘doorstops’, milk monitors and making homemade glue.

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Collection stories – new!

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Jump to our new page of collection stories that bring some of our favourite objects to life – Geoffrey Collins a 1930s correspondence school boy, JS Middenway’s stereographs of his teaching journey and Claude Schumacher’s prized handwriting.

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Paused for a while

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We are not open to visitors during stay-at-home orders and until school excursions are allowed again. Our staff are working remotely, checking emails daily but not checking phone messages. We have online resources for schools who have had excursions cancelled. And we have a YouTube channel with some fascinating videos of objects in our collection. […]

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Winter fires are crackling

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We’ve got the fires lit this term, first time seeing are freshly painted spaces by firelight. Still a few spots left in Term 3 for students to toast some bread and work by firelight. 

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Visiting students are back!

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It is so lovely to hear the excited chatter of students fill our school rooms once more. Our first group travelled from Newcastle to engage in varied hands-on activities to investigate changes and continuities in education over time.

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