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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. Partner school campus visits for 2014 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 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

Partner School Campus Visits 2014

Key Dates:

Stage Four: Medieval Sydney. Wednesday 12 November
10 am – 2pm at Sydney University. Spaces may be limited.
Day includes (indicative only, not yet finalised):

  • Combat and Costume Demonstration, Medieval Society (in the Great Hall)
  • Old Quadrangle Tour (Sydney Uni and its Medieval links)
  • Macleay Museum tour (Medieval Aboriginal Australia)
  • Campus Tour and Tutorial with Undergraduate Students

Stage Five: Australia and Migration – What are we afraid of?: Friday 7 November
10 – 2pm at Sydney University. Spaces will be limited to one class of students only.
Day includes (indicative only, not yet finalised):

  • Mini-lecture with Professor of International History, Glenda Sluga
  • Workshop with Professor Amer Saher
  • Film Clips
  • Visit to the Macleay Museum
  • Primary Source tutorials with student volunteers
  • Debating Session: “What are we afraid of?”

Stage Six: History in a Day, Wednesday 19 November
10.00-2.00pm at Sydney University. Spaces may be limited.
Day includes (indicative only, not yet finalised):

  • Mini-Lectures on Ancient and Modern History topics
  • Tutorials and Campus Tour with Students on History at University
  • Nicholson museum tour: History and Archaeology
  • Macleay museum tour: History and Anthropology
  • 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