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Primary school programs

Students develop ambition at an early age
We offer our partner schools unique curriculum-linked experiential learning opportunities to improve students' educational outcomes and instil a passion for lifelong learning.

Partner school programs

Russ the Story Bus is no ordinary bus. His belly is full of books and his exterior is covered with illustrations by Sophie Beer. The Russ the Story Bus initiative is delivered in partnership with the Sydney Writers’ Festival and aims to foster a love of reading among young readers by visiting schools in NSW, and bringing some of Australia’s best children’s writers and illustrators along for the ride.

Years: 3 and 4
Delivered: Term 4, Week 2–6
Capacity: 60

The Australian Museum Science Festival offers to bring practical science to life with a specially designed primary school program packed with hands-on activities and explosive workshops. Sessions are designed to support school curriculums, and cover a wide range of scientific fields including digital science, biology, chemistry, natural environment, and more.

We will support a group of up to 50 students from targeted primary schools to attend the Australian Museum Science Festival (and associated bus transport).

Year: 5
Delivered: Term 3, Week 3
Capacity: 50

We will support a group of up to 50 students from targeted primary schools to attend a Seymour Centre production of the school’s choice in 2019 (and associated bus transport).

The exciting 2019 program supports the current NSW curriculum, enhanced literacy outcomes and a deepening comprehension of texts and themes for students across a range of ages and stages.

Program:

Bookings can be made directly via the online booking form.

Supported attendance requires the following information to be inserted into the following fields:

  • School Finance Officer Full Name: Widening Participation and Outreach
  • School Finance Officer Phone: 8627 8515
  • School Finance Officer Email: wpo.schools@sydney.edu.au

Our primary school partners

We engage with targeted primary schools in Greater Western Sydney that are feeder schools to the metropolitan Sydney schools we work with. Our partners span across Blacktown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Bankstown and Parramatta.

If you're interested in applying to be a partner school, please contact us via email.

  • Blackett Public School
  • Braddock Public School
  • Doonside Public School
  • Kingswood Park Public School
  • Rooty Hill Public School
  • The Meadows Public School
  • Chester Hill North Public School
  • Fairvale Public School
  • Lansvale East Public School
  • Villawood East Public School
  • Campbelltown North Public School
  • Condell Park Public School
  • Yagoona Public School
  • Liverpool Public School
  • Warwick Farm Public School
  • Granville East Public School
  • Hilltop Road Public School
  • Chifley Public School

Contact

Widening Participation & Outreach

Address
  • Level 4 Jane Foss Russell Building G02