Schools Outreach and Social Inclusion

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 a select number of students to key history events on campus. Partner school campus visits for 2012 are listed below.

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 those activities might include:

  • Homework club, or feedback on essays
  • Tutorials and discussion about going to university
  • Tutorials on ‘inclusive’ history topics

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

Current Partner Schools

  • Trinity College Auburn
  • Kogarah High School
  • Sir Joseph Banks High School
  • Bass High School
  • Liverpool Girls High Schools
  • Liverpool Boys High School
  • Granville Boys High School
  • Malek Fahd Islamic School
  • Fairfield High School
  • Miller Technology HS

Partner School Campus Visits 2012

Key Dates:


Stage Four: Investigating History. Monday 5 November
10 am – 2pm at Sydney University. Spaces may be limited.
Day includes (indicative only, not yet finalised):

  • Nicholson Museum tour (Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt)
  • Macleay Museum tour (Ancient Pacific, Ancient Aboriginal Australia)
  • Rare books tour (manuscripts from medieval Europe to rare 20th century comics)
  • Tour of the University Quadrangle (Colonial to National Australia)
  • Selection of mini lectures most likely in Ancient or Aboriginal history
  • Short session with undergraduate history students on studying at university

Stage Five: A New Look at History in Australia, Monday 6th August
10 – 2pm at Sydney University. Spaces will be limited to one class of students only.
Day includes (indicative only, not yet finalised):

  • Welcome ‘lecture’ on going to university (around 10 mins)
  • Choice of tutorials in Australian history: Freedom Rides, Women and History, Why people love or hate Australian history, What is your history in Australia?
  • Quadrangle site study – what does the main quad tell us about Australian history?
  • Session with undergraduate students on studying at university

Stage Six: History in a Day, Wednesday 13 June
General Lecture Theatre
10.00-2.00pm at Sydney University. Spaces may be limited.
Day includes (indicative only, not yet finalised):

  • Welcome
  • Lecture (20 minutes) on ancient history
  • Lecture (20 minutes) on modern history
  • Nicholson museum tour
  • Macleay museum tour
  • Rare books tour
  • Tutorial on Surviving the HSC and/or going to uni with undergraduate history students

Year 12: Extension History Day, 21st November
9.30-3.30pm at Sydney University. Spaces may be limited.

  • Day includes (indicative only, not yet finalised):
  • Welcome and introduction to historiography
  • Lecture (20 minutes) Feminist History
  • Library visit (students can join library for $25) and research skills session
  • Lecture (20 minutes) International History
  • Library visit, research skills and small group discussions on research strategy and topic refinement with history PhD students
  • Lecture (20 minutes) Australian historiography