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Design a school

Help a town planner to design a site plan for a school. Using a 10x10 grid, design areas for four regions (library, car park, lawn and canteen) based on the percentages given. Assign the area for an additional two regions, using percentages of your choice. Use a number line to indicate the equivalent fractions for two regions. ...

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Zou ba! School: locations around the school

Find out how to describe the location of people, rooms or buildings at a school. Identify directions in relation to school buildings or areas. For example, tell someone that a classroom is opposite the library. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.


School breaking up for the holidays

This is an excerpt from an Australian silent documentary made in 1927 entitled 'Warrnambool: the ideal city'. It shows a primary school in Warrnambool, Victoria, in the late 1920s. The schoolchildren are gathering for an assembly outdoors, where the principal leads them in giving three cheers to celebrate the holidays, ...


Kindergarten children in a Canberra classroom, c1926

This is a black-and-white photograph of boys and girls in a kindergarten class at Telopea Park School, Canberra. Children are seated around low tables. Vases of flowers are on each table as well as on a small cupboard in the corner of the room. There is a dark mat in the centre of the room and a heater is mounted on the wall.


Female Orphan School, near Parramatta, 1825

This is a hand-coloured aquatint print, measuring 23 cm x 31.5 cm, showing a view of the Female Orphan School near Parramatta, New South Wales. The large buildings stand on a hill, with a background of trees. A green park drops down to a tree-lined river in the foreground. On the river are two boats - a rowboat containing ...


Early scenes of Canberra, c1926 - asset 5

This is an excerpt from a reel of original, unedited black-and-white silent footage of early Canberra, shot in about 1926, compiled at the National Library of Australia. It is part of an extensive film and photographic record of the building of Canberra that was commissioned by the Australian Government of the time. This ...


North Stradbroke Island school, 1917

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a group of nine children on the veranda of the Special Provisional School at Myora (Moongalba) on North Stradbroke Island near Brisbane in Queensland. The school is a single-storey building elevated on wooden stumps with a pitched roof made from wooden shingles. This image first ...


First day of teaching at Mount Beppo State School, 1910

This black-and-white photograph, taken on Ruth Pook's first day of teaching, shows the unlined classroom of Mount Beppo State School in Queensland, including two teachers and 35 students. The teachers are each supervising students in half of the room. Students sit at six long desks. Younger students at the front use slates ...


Century of the child: growing by design, 1900-2000

This resource focuses on exploring art and design through toys, tools and educational resources, as well as innovations, ideas and social movements that were influenced by children and created for children from the period 1900-2000. It presents many exhibits across a timeline through images and text, and provides a brief ...