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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
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. 
Learning activity
Stage 5
History
Using  the online exhibition Coming Out in the 70s, students will think critically about the impact of the gay rights movement in Australia in the 1970s on current societal attitudes and beliefs about the LGBTIQ+ community.
Learning activity
Stage 4
English
Through engaging in an examination of collection items related to A. B. Paterson and Henry Lawson, students will analyse visual language, compose their own poetry and create a visual representation.   
Virtual excursion
Stage 3
Stage 4
English

Have you ever wondered how picture book illustrators bring a story to life?

Learning activity
A journal of a voyage to the South Seas : in His Majesty's ship, the Endeavour : faithfully transcribed from the papers of the last Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, esq. on his late expedition with Dr. Solander - Natives of New Holland
HSC
English
Students explore the online exhibition Eight Days in Kamay and reflect on how texts may invite the responder to see the world differently, to challenge assumptions, ignite new ideas or reflect personally. 
Virtual excursion
Stage 4
Stage 5
English

Dive into the world and works of William Shakespeare through an exploration of our extraordinary collection.

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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