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Primary schools

From Early Stage 1 to 3

Our primary school programs connect students and teachers to the Library's extraordinary collections. They’re designed to inspire curiosity, invite conversation and encourage creative responses.

The programs are linked to the NSW syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. They're available online, in the Library and across NSW.

in the frame photography workshop
  • Onsite excursion
  • Stage 3
  • Stage 4
  • Stage 5
  • Creative Arts

In the frame

1.5 hours

Students engage with the Library’s photography collection and create their own images.

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  • Onsite excursion
  • Stage 2
  • Stage 3
  • Creative Arts
  • English

Visual literacy in action

1.5 hours

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

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Incredibilia: Teachers Notes

Bring Incredibilia to life with a range of activities for the primary classroom.

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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.  

Visit the Atlas website
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Incredibilia: Teachers Notes

Incredibilia is a theatre show where extraordinary objects are brought to life using music, song and puppetry! Pre and post viewing activities are available.

Visit the Incredibilia website

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. 

Visit the Imagine website

Library excursions: before you visit

Plan your visit

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Venue and safety information for school excursion

Bus subsidy program: Free bus travel to visit the Library is available for K-12 school students from Department of Education schools in the Greater Sydney region.