Education & Learning

YES Students walking at Newington Armory Photo: Narelle Spangher, MONDE Photo

School excursion bookings for Terms 1, 2 and 3, 2016 are currently full. Bookings for term 4 will re-open on 18 July.

School Excursions

Sydney Olympic Park offers a range of excursions for primary and secondary students that link to curriculum outcomes in key learning areas.  We have recently updated 2016 primary programs with new content and more opportunities for students to get their hands dirty! All programs are aligned to the new NSW Syllabus and Primary Science Connections.

Youth Eco Summit

The Youth Eco Summit (YES) is an award-winning global education event that is hosted annually in at Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park. The event returns on the 20 and 21 October 2016.

YES is a unique, curriculum-based sustainability festival for school students and their teachers. Click here to find out how you can get involved.

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory

We invite you and your visual arts students to attend ARTEXPRESS at the Armory from 1 March - 24 April, 2016. ARTEXPRESS at the Armory is the largest of all the annual metropolitan exhibitions and features paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and new media artworks created by more than 40 talented students. Enquire now or find out more information.

Virtual Excursions

Through our range of virtual excursions students can explore our mysterious wetlands, interact with experts, journey through aboriginal culture and perspectives, see sustainable development in action and tap directly into the exciting range of major events, sports and festivals happening at Sydney Olympic Park. Click here to see whats on offer.

Professional Development

Sydney Olympic Park offers several teacher and professional development programs. Sydney Olympic Park Authority is endorsed to provide QTC Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at the Proficiency Teacher level for our Wetland Education and Training (WET) Teacher PD and Koori Classroom Professional Learning Workshop. Plus, bookings are also open for the Wetland Education and Training (WET) program.  Click here for more information on our Professional Development programs

New Video Resources for Teachers

Check out our online video resources featuring a range of field education techniques and investigations. These free instructional videos are delivered by our qualified staff and provide a wealth of information for teachers and are available online at the Sydney Olympic Park Education YouTube channel. Over 30 webisodes provide useful pre or post-exercises that can be combined with your next excursion to Sydney Olympic Park.

School excursion programs

Our School Programs are outcomes-driven, hands-on and engaging. They’re tailored for children from Kindergarten right through to Year 12 with half a million students visiting Sydney Olympic Park each year. We also provide Professional Development activities for teachers. To see what students can experience take a look at our online virtual tours.

For delegations looking for ‘behind the scenes’ information on the running of Sydney Olympic Park, we offer Technical Insight Tours which, naturally, are structured to your group’s specific needs.

Sustainable management of 430 hectares of parklands give us fertile areas for scientific research, the findings of which are shared through our Wetlands Education and Training Workshops that are held throughout the year.

Primary School Programs, for Early Stage 1, Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3.

Secondary School Programs  for Geography, Science, Maths, International Baccalaureate, and Design and Technology.

Accommodation packages are available at Sydney Olympic Park Lodge.