Graphic Novels, Picture Books and Comics
It is becoming increasingly important to develop cross-curricular programs in all stages of schooling. I have recently embarked on developing a new unit in English based on picture books, graphic novels and comics. This was a great learning experience for me but also highlighted the wealth of cross-curricular possibilities available. Picture books are no longer […]More Info
School Holiday Care Has Arrived at Bathurst Goldfields
It has been a year of transormation at Bathurst Goldfields, new tours, massive refurbishments all round and an amazing new team. Our new owners have been hands-on in the transformation and the next phase is now being rolled out with a school holiday care program set to commence from 11th April. Bathurst Goldfields identified […]More Info
Year of Fieldwork
The new NSW Curriculum is rich with new ideas, outcomes, topics and requirements. In Geography, it will enrich the classroom experience and allow students to get their hands into the world around them in an active, exciting and exhilarating way. I have started browsing the Internet in search of inspiration, ideas and amazing educators who […]More Info
New programs with great success!
Last week we had our first school complete our new tours. South Bathurst Public School was lucky enough to be the first school to come to the Bathurst Goldfields and complete our new tours. The tours have been written with the aim of utilising the amazing historically rich sites we have available in the Bathurst, NSW. […]More Info
The HSC is not the end……stay sane!
The HSC exams started today. Facebook and twitter were flooded with messages being sent to students and by students across NSW – “Good Luck”, “Just remember its only one exam” and “Hope you get the mark you need.” There is a perception that 13 years of schooling comes down to the completion of one exam […]More Info
Bathurst Goldfields @ Bathurst 1000
What are your plans for the Bathurst 1000? Since I moved to Bathurst in 2012, I have always been amazed at the number of people that migrant slowly into Bathurst in preparation for the race. Since Monday, a steady stream of cars, campervans, motor homes, tents, pods and fancy 4WD enthusiasts have arrived. You always […]More Info
Bushrangers have always puzzled me. Students seem to find bushrangers naturally appealing; notorious, challenging authority and sticking by their beliefs no matter the danger they encounter. Bathurst is home to many bushrangers who galloped over the countryside and seriously threatened the stability of the Bathurst outpost. Engaging students in historically rich sites is a simple […]More Info
Cross Curriculum: Abercrombie Caves
The winter in Bathurst is slowly giving way to spring. Tiny buds provide a light greening on the birch and maple trees. The sky is slightly brighter, warmer. While tiny bulbs apprehensively push their nose through the soft wet earth. I love spring. A sense of excitement was building at the Goldfields as we embarked […]More Info