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Cockatoo Island

PO BOX 607, Mosman, NSW
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Looking for inspired school excursion ideas? Escape your classroom and head to Cockatoo Island for a memorable learning experience... Our engaging primary school programs – Making History, Convict Times and Then, Now and Tomorrow - support key syllabus areas of the NSW Curriculum across multiple stages and foster enquiry-based learning. Importantly, your students will have fun as they interact with historical artefacts from different eras and explore one of the most extraordinary places on Sydney Harbour with our experienced education staff. 


Cockatoo Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove River in Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. Cockatoo Island is the largest of several islands that were originally heavily timbered sandstone knolls.

6 Programs

History Site Study - Stage 4 and 5

History Site Study - Stage 4 and 5

hrough an evaluation of primary and secondary sources, Year 7 to 10 students will gain insights into Australia’s major social, political and technological developments...

Year
7 8 9 10
Subject
Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $14 Per Student
Ratio: 1:20
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 90 Min
School camping trip

School camping trip

Owing to its layered history and strong, continued ties to the First Nations, Cockatoo Island is the perfect camping spot for your school, scout or youth group...

Year
All
Subject
Humanities & Social Science Entertainment
Cost: From $39 Per Student
Ratio: 1:10
Guiding: Teacher-led
Duration: Over Night
Convict tours - Stage 2

Convict tours - Stage 2

Why were convicts sent to Sydney, how did they live, and how do we know? 'Convict Times' guides Stage 2 students to understand how past decisions and beliefs are still evident today...

Year
4 3
Subject
Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $14 Per Student
Ratio: 1:10
Guiding: Guided, Teacher-led
Duration: 90 Min
Making History - Stage 1

Making History - Stage 1

What is history and how is it made? Making History develops Stage 1 student knowledge and understanding of historical concepts as they consider how history impacts their lives...

Year
1 2
Subject
Humanities & Social Science Health
Cost: $14 per student
Ratio: 1:10
Guiding: Teacher-led, Guided
Duration: 90 mins
Then, Now and Tomorrow - Stage 3

Then, Now and Tomorrow - Stage 3

How has Australian society changed over time and what remains from the past today? 'Then, Now and Tomorrow' examines society through the lens of Cockatoo Island’s layered history...

Year
5 6
Subject
Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $14 per student
Ratio: 1:10
Guiding: Guided, Teacher-led
Duration: 90 mins
Social and Maritime Case Study - Stage 6

Social and Maritime Case Study - Stage 6

Is your history class preparing for the Higher School Certificate? We recommend Social and Maritime Case Study...

Year
12 11
Subject
Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $14 Per Student
Ratio: 1:20
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 90 Min