Our school and vacation care programs are an opportunity for the next generation to develop their historical enquiry skills, exercise their imagination, participate in outdoor activities and form lasting friendships.
Are you looking for an interactive, syllabus-rich learning experience that meets key learning areas AND engages stage 2 students? Book 'Convicts, Crimes & Cockatoo Island'!
Cost: $65 per class | Available: On demand | Audience: Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4)
Crimes & Cockatoo Island enables Stage 2 students to virtually explore our former convict prison (1839-69) using interactive 360° images and features. Your class will learn about the world events that led to the British colonisation of Australia and what life was like for Cockatoo Island's convicts.
Critically, students will develop historical enquiry skills as they examine buildings, listen to diary entries, and engage with other historical sources. The tour follows a linear format so it is easy to navigate and students are prompted to complete a worksheet as they progress.
The Harbour Trust has released worksheets to keep Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 students engaged during lockdown and give them an easy way to tap into their creativity.
Drawing on the history of Sub Base Platypus in North Sydney, our worksheets combine Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 English and Science & Technology Outcomes with a light colouring-in activity.
The release of the worksheets coincides with a colouring-in competition, with students invited to enter either a coloured-in platypus or submarine. The competition closes on Friday 8 October.
Like Cockatoo Island, Sub Base Platypus is a heritage destination managed by the Harbour Trust.
Escape the classroom and head to Cockatoo Island with your students for an memorable learning experience...
Owing to its layered history, Cockatoo Island is the perfect camping spot for school, scout and youth groups.
Enrich your next school excursion with an overnight stay in our waterfront campground, situated alongside Cockatoo Island’s historic Industrial, Docks and Convict Precincts.
We welcome school groups wishing to embark on a self-guided tour of Cockatoo Island...
Ahead of your excursion, please register your scheduled visit using the form on this page. The information you share with us will be communicated to our rangers and visitor service staff so they can, in turn, ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable.
Looking for ways to bust boredom outside the classroom? Check out the Harbour Trust's Kids Corner – a one-stop-shop for FREE activity sheets including DIY projects!
Kids (and kids at heart) can channel their creativity into a selection of activity sheets, including colouring in sheets, crosswords, construction sheets, science experiments. Activities include a First Nations card game and a nature scavenger hunt as well as instructions for creating a paper cup phone and a toothpick torpedo. Check out all 30 sheets!