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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Virtual excursion
Boy uses laptop in gallery
Stage 2
Stage 3
English
History

Arrange an exclusive learning experience for your students.

Virtual excursion
young child wearing headphones
Early Stage 1
Stage 1
English

Featuring some of Australia’s greatest picture book authors and illustrators, these virtual sessions bring them into your classrooms.

Virtual excursion
Map with island in shape of a pig
Stage 2
Stage 3
English

Put the ‘creative’ back into creative writing — turn a blank piece of paper into a map of a magical land! 

Virtual excursion
Drawing of bushland
Stage 2
Geography

Take a walk with us and investigate our land’s unique geography.  

Learning activity
Stage 2
History
An introduction to the learning activities exploring the First Fleet, using the Library's unrivalled collection.
Learning activity
Stage 2
History
Students explore the difficulties of survival for First Fleet convicts. 
Learning activity
Woman holding sepia photograph
Stage 3
History
Students will examine oral histories as important and valuable sources to find out about the past and form an understanding of the contributions made by Aboriginal elders.
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!

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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