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Colonial life on Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Convict kids - Goat Island

Convict kids - Goat Island is a Stage 2 (Years 3-4) school excursion in Sydney Harbour National Park, focusing on HSIE. History comes to life on Goat Island when you unexpectedly find yourself on trial for a crime you may or may not have committed. Students experience what life must have been like for Australia's first British settlers and how life could have been much easier if only they had had knowledge of the bush.

Stage
Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays (all year)

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Heritage Week Festival, Middle Head Fortifications, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Tour de forts Middle Head

The tour de forts Middle Head school excursion in Sydney Harbour National Park is for Stage 5 (Years 9-10) students which focuses on history as a KLA. The Middle Head forts complex covers 150 years of military history and contains one of the oldest surviving colonial fortifications, the 1801 fort above Obelisk Beach.

Stage
Stage 5 (Years 9-10)
KLA
History
When

By arrangement.

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Bradleys Head Amphitheatre, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

Wet and dry environments - Bradleys Head

Wet and dry environments - Bradleys Head is a school excursion in Sydney Harbour National Park. It's for Stage 1 (Years 1-2) primary school students, focusing on HSIE as a KLA. Visit wet and dry environments in the Bradleys Head area of the park, and identify its living and non-living things through fun, hands-on activities.

Stage
Stage 1 (Years 1-2)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays (all year).

Where
Sydney Harbour National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Native banksia flower, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: Michael van Ewijk

What is a national park?

Explore Lane Cove National Park and the sandstone bushland of Sydney on this school excursion for Stage 2 (Years 3-4) HSIE students. Investigate the history and environment and why national parks are important. Learn about the management of a national park, the role of a rangers, environmental issues, and find some of the habitats of our Australian plants and animals.

Stage
Stage 2 (Years 3-4)
KLA
HSIE
When

Weekdays during school term.

Where
Lane Cove National Park in Sydney and surrounds
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