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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Virtual excursion
Boy uses laptop in gallery
Stage 4
Stage 5
English

Arrange an exclusive learning experience for your students.

Onsite excursion
picture of a man sitting in a room with his hand on his face looking at a laptop
Stage 5
English

Bring your class to see Shakespeare’s First Folio and investigate why Shakespeare’s work is ‘not of an age, but for all time.’ 

Learning activity
An illustration of a woman and a dog with their backs to each other on a green and black background
Stage 4
English
Students will use Shaun Tan’s original sketchbooks, oil sketches and final artworks for the picture book Dog to develop an understanding of the process of illustrating picture books, before creating their own illustration.
Learning activity
A red hen in a green landscape
Stage 4
English
Students respond critically and creatively to Tina Matthew’s picture book, Out of the Egg. Through this close analysis, students explore the role and purpose of picture books in society.
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: 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 

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