Our Stage 1 online learning resource, School days of long ago, is now available to schools who had booked in for Term 2 excursions. It contains videos, image galleries and activities. The resource is also available for schools outside of greater Sydney who are unable to visit the NSW Schoolhouse Museum due to distance. Please […]
The NSW Schoolhouse Museum Term 2 excursion program is suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This will remain in place until advised by the government. We have created digital resources full of videos, images and activities. We’re hoping to send the Stage 1 resource link to our Term 2 schools by the end of Week […]
We’re thrilled to feature in the October 2018 edition of SCAN magazine! The article, Engaging students in historical inquiry: Utilising objects and living history experiences, explores the role of objects and living history experiences in historical inquiry in the K-6 setting through a case study of the NSW Schoolhouse Museum of Public Education.
Our 1877 schoolroom commenced operation with 40 pupils in January 1878. At the official opening in early March enrolments had increased to 53 pupils. The first teacher, Mr Charles Crew, with his wife Elizabeth, were appointed to the school from Goulburn where they were held in high regard. They lived in the four-room headmaster’s cottage that was […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]