Secondary schools

Secondary schools

Stage 4 to HSC

Our secondary 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.

Stage 4 and 5 programs cover History, Geography and English and are linked to the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. For HSC students we have resources to assist them to develop their research skills and gain valuable advice, resources and inspiration.

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Onsite excursion
Three high school students looking at an artefact with a State Library educator
Stage 4
Stage 5
English

Students investigate the value and significance of picture books, developing their visual literacy skills as they explore our picture book...

Virtual excursion
Stage 5
History

Delve into the State Library’s rich World War 1 collection to discover the lived experience of those who served at Gallipoli. 

Learning activity
Two men looking at documents
Stage 5
Aboriginal Studies
Celebrate the dynamic identities of four Aboriginal Elders from the Sydney Elders exhibition and conduct a case study with Elders from your own community. 
Learning activity
Stage 4
Geography
Students will use collection items as sources and investigate the impact of the East Coast Low on the beach at Collaroy and the properties along the foreshore. 
Virtual excursion
Two students looking at exhibition case
Stage 4
Stage 5
History

Learn how to think like a historian in this skills-focused virtual excursion.

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!

Learning activity
A black background with purple leaves with red dots
Stage 4
English
Dive into an exploration of animation and find out how Indigenous stories can be represented through visual techniques.
Learning activity
Stage 5
English
Students will explore, analyse and evaluate the ways in which the online exhibition Coming out in the 70s represents aspects of human experience and social contexts. 

Onsite excursion: before you 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 

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