Schools Outreach and Social Inclusion

Chifley College Year 11 History Prizes

9 November 2015

What do the Roman Colosseum, the Emperor Commodus, Roman aquatic displays, the Atlantic slave trade, and Lee Harvey Oswald have in common? They were all topics of prize-winning research by Chifley College Senior Campus students for their Ancient and Modern History Year 11 Historical Investigations.

The essay competition is held in conjunction with the Departments of History and Classics and Ancient History at Sydney University, and judged by academics from both the modern and ancient disciplines.

Sydney University and Chifley College Senior Campus have been working together for the past two years as part of an equity program in order to encourage students to achieve academic excellence and to consider University as an option.

Read the full story on the History Matters blog

Michael McDonnell congratulates Juliana Campbell with Dianne Harper looking on

Michael McDonnell congratulates Juliana Campbell with Dianne Harper looking on.

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Partner Schools

The History Department maintains partnerships with a select number of schools, particularly those with a student population identified as low socio-economic and/or diverse. Partner schools are invited to bring students to key history events on campus.

Dates for the Partner School Campus Visits for 2016 will be announced soon.

In addition to campus visits, partner schools are invited to liaise with the department for school-based activities with academic staff and volunteer undergraduate students. Some of these activities include:

  • Historical Investigation Program for Year 11 Students
  • Workshops on Year 11 Historical Investigations
  • Workshops on studying history at University
  • Essay prize awards
  • Parent talks on studying History and the Arts at University
  • Parent talks on subject selection at High School

Connect with us

If you are a history teacher or school principal interested in a partnership with the Sydney history department, please contact:
Assoc Prof Mike McDonnell

+61 2 9351 6733 MORE INFORMATION

Current Partner Schools

  • Chifley College, Mount Druitt
  • Trinity Catholic College Auburn
  • Kogarah High School
  • Sir Joseph Banks High School
  • Granville Boys High School
  • Malek Fahd Islamic School
  • Miller Technology High School
  • Willyama High School, Broken Hill
  • Broken Hill High School
  • Coonabarabran High School