Stage 1

Students wearing dress up costumes and laughing in the nursery.

Child's Play

Students learn about what it was like to live at Vaucluse House for the wealthy family of William Charles and Sarah Wentworth, with their ten children and many servants

Eat Your History publication photography at Vaucluse House
Virtual Excursion

Cooking up the past

Discuss how food was grown, stored and cooked in the past, in the 1820s kitchen at historic Vaucluse House

A student feeds the chickens as part of the Early to Rise program at Rouse Hill Estate

Early to Rise

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 120 years ago

Black and white image of a boy looking out a window

Growing up in the early 1900s

What was life like for ordinary working-class children living in the suburbs or on the fringes of Australian cities in the early 1900s?

Virtual Excursion

Growing up in the past

Discuss what life was like for rural children in the early 1900s and learn about household chores and technology from the past

Students laying in the hammocks at Hyde Park Barracks on the Home: Convicts, Migrants & First People Learning program

History Adventures at the Barracks

Join us for a one-of-a-kind museum experience, where kids will discover what life was for the convicts at the Hyde Park Barracks!

Children and adults dressed in period costume holding ribbons attached to pole.

Lessons from the Past

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


Life in the past...stinks!

We can’t go back in time, we can still visit the places where people once lived and worked - and do some of their jobs

Student and carer looking at convict bricks on wheelchair tray.  Cayn assisting.

Making Connections accessible program

Onsite program at the Hyde Park Barracks for primary and secondary school students with access requirements