Places & Events that may interest you & your students
Here is a short list of some of the wonderful places and events in Canberra and surrounds that you could visit with your students. We are very fortunate to have so many fabulous national institutions on our doorstep. These are great resources and most have splendid education programs and personnel who would love you to contact them. It is important for our students to feel part of the Canberra, and wider Australian, community, and an important part of acculturation is feeling comfortable about getting to these places.
Classroom Canberra: Using the Canberra region as your classroom for authentic learning. Canberra teacher-librarian Vivian Harris is developing this site to help all Canberra teachers.
National Musuem of Australia
National Portrait Gallery
National Film and Sound Archive
National Library of Australia – Treasures Gallery, special exhibitions and educational programs
Parliamentary Education Office, Parliament House
Old Parliament House and the Museum of Australian Democracy
Canberra Museum and Gallery, Lanyon Homestead, Calthorpe’s House, Mugga Mugga Cottage
Australian National Botanic Gardens
We are spoilt in Canberra with so many fabulous educational opportunities within easy access. Did you know there is a National Capital Teachers Pass which provides “you, as an Australian teacher, with free access to the National Capital Attractions whilst visiting on weekends or school holidays giving you time to explore the opportunities available for planning an educational tour”?
Some of our members have already used this, and have this to say:
- A really good way for beginning teachers to see what the city offers using the lens of education, especially EALD. – Robyn
- Some institutions also provide “sample bags” and I think some gave a discount in the shops – this is listed on the advice that comes with the card. Well worth sending off for. – Lucy
- I’ve used this for years, it’s fantastic! – Bronwyn
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