Ancient History


Creative Arts

    Students investigate the role of artists during the early colonial period and consider how they contributed to the development of the colony.

  • Bring the convict story of the Hyde Park Barracks to your classroom with a virtual excursion! This theatrical presentation, woven together from historical source material, transports students back in time to learn about the life story of convict Ivan Gotney.

  • Students explore the impact of the gold rush on law and order in the colony of NSW, and of bushrangers on the Australian identity.

  • As they explore the home of the Macarthur family, which dates from 1793, students learn about the lives of the family and their convict servants and the impact of colonisation on the traditional owners of the Parramatta area.

  • Integrating outcomes from History, PDHPE and Creative Arts, this program gives students the opportunity to learn first hand about what school life was like in the late 19th century.

Food Technology

  • Vaucluse House is one of Sydney’s few 19th-century mansions still surrounded by its original gardens and bushland. Using the historic estate, students will investigate food choices and practises in colonial and pre-colonial times and learn and apply the principles of food preservation.


History Extension

Legal Studies


Science & Technology

Visual Arts