Early to Rise

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Rouse Hill House & Farm Excursion Information
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Key Information

Cost (GST free)
From $180 for up to 20 students. See below for the full cost scale.
Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
Session Offered
Monday to Friday
Maximum Students
60 per session
Supervision ratios

The supervision ratio is 1:10 for primary groups and 1:15 for secondary groups. Teachers and parents attend free of charge at these ratios. One carer per student with special needs will be admitted free of charge.

Additional visitor costs
Each additional visitor will be charged at the concession rate of $8

About the program

This Stage 1 History program gives students the opportunity to explore the working areas of the former farm, and investigate what life would have been like for children living there in the late 1800s.

Students visit the old milking shed and explore the beautiful stables that the Rouse family built for their horses. They learn about the vital role of horses at the time, as an essential means of transport and for getting work done around the farm. They shift bags of chaff, polish saddles in the tack-room and hear what poet Banjo Patterson had to say about the Rouse ‘Crooked R’ brand.

As chores would have been part of daily life for children living on the farm in the late 1800s, students have the chance to experience some of these for themselves; feeding the chooks, hanging out the washing and pumping water.

Early to Rise complements the other Stage 1 History program at Rouse Hill House & Farm, Lessons from the Past

Special offer!
Book a full-day excursion at Rouse Hill House & Farm combining Early to Rise with Lessons from the Past (morning activities only) for just $25 per student.

Cost scale

Up to 20 students: $180
Up to 40 students: $350
Up to 60 students: $520

CONFIRMATION, PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION

You can alter your booking numbers up until 7 days prior to your visit.
We will call you a week before your booking to confirm final numbers and requirements.
You will be invoiced for the full cost of your program a week prior to your booking.
Payment can be made by Credit Card, EFTPOS or cheque (payable to Historic Houses Trust of NSW).
Cancellations made within 7 days of a booking will incur the full cost for the program.
Cancellations made within 2 weeks of your visit will be invoiced for 50% of the total booking.
Cancellations must be made in writing.

Curriculum Links

Stage 1 History 

Present and Past Family Life:

Key inquiry questions:

  • How has family life changed or remained the same over time?
  • How can we show that the present is different from or similar to the past?

HT1-1 Communicates an understanding of change and continuity in family life using appropriate historical terms

HT1-4 Demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication

The Past in the Present:

Key inquiry questions:

  • What aspects of the past can you see today?
  • What do they tell us?
  • How have changes in technology shaped our daily life?

HT1-3 Describes the effects of changing technology on people’s lives over time

HT1-4 Demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication

Similar programs: Now and Then; The Way We Were; Childsplay

Complementary programs: Lessons from the Past

 

Plan Your Visit

  • Please plan to arrive before the start time of your booked program to allow for cloaking, toilet visits and/or a refreshment break for the students. If you arrive late, some elements and activities may need to be cut from the program to keep to the scheduled finish time.
  • Large groups will be divided up into smaller groups for activities in the museums.
  • Bags, food and drinks are not permitted in the museums and cloaking facilities are provided.
  • Photography policies vary between the museums so please ask a member of staff for details.
  • Teachers and carers are required to remain with their groups at all times.
  • Disciplining students remains the responsibility of teachers and carers accompanying the group.
  • Please let us know before your visit if any of your students have special needs or learning difficulties so we can plan to accommodate their needs during the visit.

Rouse Hill House & Farm

356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155
+612 9635 9488

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Rouse Hill House & Farm

356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155
+612 9635 9488