Education Programs

Educational Experiences 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Coal Creek Community Park and Museum will not be offering on site education programs for the rest of 2020.

Virtual lessons streaming from our old school house are available via webex.

Virtual Lessons

Are you looking for a high-quality virtual excursion for your primary class? This experience will be modified to suit classes learning at school or learning from home during COVID-19 restrictions. 

Let your students experience what school life was like in the 1890’s through this immersive Virtual Excursion. Beaming live from the Old School House at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, students will be able to compare and contrast their school lives to that of a student in an 1890’s Victorian School. 

The following Victorian Curriculum based content will be covered:

  • Travelling to school
  • School Life – including seating arrangements and punishments.
  • The 3R’s – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.

Requirements

This is a 30 minute session and requires the following: 

For classes where students are learning in school:

  • access to a screen to see the session (preferably a smartboard or smart TV). 
  • A camera is available so the presenter can see and interact with the students.
  • Relevant permissions are in place for the presenter to see the students.
  • The presenter will need first names of a number of students willing to volunteer in the session. e.g to stand in a corner to demonstrate a punishment in a Victorian-era school or a hand cleanliness inspection for readiness to write!

For classes where students are learning from home:

  • access to a device (computer, tablet, phone etc) to see the session
  • secure access to the Webex link (link will be sent to the teacher to forward to students) 
  • Pen and paper to take part in a writing exercise.
To book contact
education@southgippsland.vic.gov.au
or go to
https://arc.educationapps.vic.gov.au/eventhub/providers/CoalCreek
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Choose ONE of the following packages to create your day out. Prices per students and inclusive of GST. 

Please note all education programs in 2020 will start at 10.45am, please be on site from 10.15am

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Coal Creek Discovery     $11.55
Old School Lesson
Experience school life in 1901 through the ‘Three R’s’.

Compare and Contrast the Past
Explore the different buildings on site, your guide encourages students to compare and contrast their lives to that of the past.

Everyday life    $12.20
Old School Lesson
Experience school life in 1901 through the ‘Three R’s’.

Bush Cooking
Gather round the fire and make damper while learning about the family life of the early settlers.

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It’s a child’s life    $15.00
Old School Lesson
Experience school life in 1901 through the
‘Three R’s’.

Bush Cooking
Gather round the fire and make damper while learning about the family life of the early settlers.

Old Fashioned Craft
Learn about the pastimes of children in the early 1900s through making peg dolls.

Changing Technologies    $12.00

Girls side view bush hut

 Rub a Dub Dub
Wash clothes by hand. Carry the water, scrub and wring the clothes.

Building a Bush Hut
Students get to make a scaled down version of a settler’s bush hut using techniques and materials from the time.

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Hands on the Past     $12.00
Old School Lesson
Experience school life in 1901 through the ‘Three R’s’.

Rub a Dub Dub
Wash clothes by hand. Carry the water, scrub and wring the clothes.

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A Pioneer’s Life    $14.30
Timber Skills Demonstration
See a demonstration of bush tools to learn how the early settlers built their homes.

Bush Cooking
Gather round the fire and make damper while learning about the family life of the early settlers.

Compare and Contrast the Past
Exploring the different buildings on site, your guide encourages students to compare and contrast their lives to that of the past.

Interactive Self Guided Tour    $5.00 (minimum of 5 to be hired)
Using touchscreen tablets with multiple choice comparisons,
small groups of students discover how Korumburra’s coal lit up Melbourne.

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Extras

General Store Experience                $2
Step back in time and learn about a different way of shopping. Old fashioned sweets and memorabilia are available to purchase.

Bush Tram Ride    $3.20 with purchase of experience
Have a trip around the park on our diesel tram as an addition to your day.

For more information or for assistance booking an experience either call on 5655 1811 and ask for our education team or email education@southgippsland.vic.gov.au

Please note our Education Program Leader is in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Education Booking Form 2020