Primary schools

Primary schools

Early Stage 1 to Stage 3

Our primary learning programs are designed to connect students and teachers to the extraordinary collections held by the State Library. They can be enjoyed onsite, online and across NSW.

All learning experiences are linked to the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum and are designed to inspire curiosity, invite conversation and encourage creative responses.

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Onsite excursion
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Stage 2
Stage 3
Creative Arts
English

Dive into the pages of picture books to uncover the secret world of visual literacy. 

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Stage 1
History

Explore the history of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the reasons why it is an iconic landmark today. 

Onsite excursion
Two high school students looking at a computer screen display inside the Paintings from the Collection gallery
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 5
English

For generations writers have visited the State Library in search of inspiration for their work. Come in and discover your own inspiration!

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Early Stage 1

Engage with intriguing collection items and enjoy the magic of stories at the BIG Library.

Onsite excursion
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Stage 3
History

Develop skills of historical inquiry and communication as you research significant individuals.

Onsite excursion
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Early Stage 1
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Creative Arts
English
Geography
History

Uncover the surprising stories and spaces of the State Library of NSW  in a carefully crafted adventure tailored for  all ages.

Onsite excursion
Walking into Australia
Stage 3
Geography
History

Step back in time to Australia in the 1800’s and into the boots of explorers Edward Eyre, Ludwig Leichhardt, Kennedy and Jacky Jacky and Burke and...

Onsite excursion
3 women looking at photographs on the wall
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 5
Creative Arts

Engage with the Library’s amazing photography collection and create your own photographic works.

Learning programs

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Atlas program

Join Atlas to participate in online clubs for artmaking, writing and reading, as well as special events and activities.  

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Incredibilia

Inspired by children’s author Libby Hathorn, this immersive theatre experience brings to life extraordinary objects using music, song and puppetry!

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Imagine. The Wonder of Picture Books

Discover the inspiration and creative process behind the finished product and learn how to ‘look closely’ and uncover the hidden meaning in the illustrations. 

Onsite excursion: before you visit

Plan your visit

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Venue and safety information for school excursion

Bus subsidy program: The Library offers K-12 school students from DET schools in the Greater Sydney region, access to FREE bus travel to visit the Library 

School students | What should I know before I visit?

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