An exciting time in politics!

What an exciting time in politics with Bill Shorten calling for a republic and a number of MPs going to the High Court with citizenship cases!

What is citizenship? What is the Constitution? What is a by-election? How are laws made? What is a hung parliament? What is a referendum? What is a plebiscite? What is a republic?😨

Your students have the most inquisitive minds. We can answer these questions! Our Parliament incursions empower students to understand the political system. Check out our website for details 😀

There has never been a better time to delve deep into Australian democracy.

Incursion Resources

Good morning teachers! 😎

We've been busy over the holidays making a few changes to our website. Little bits here and there that you might not notice and some that you might.

One that you might notice is our new 'resources' section. Here you can access your teacher resources from our incursions.

What teacher resources you ask? Well, with every booking we provide teachers with follow-up resources that consolidate and build on the content of the incursion.

You'll need a password (provided to you after the incursion) to access them, but we do have free sample resources available for download so you can see the sort of follow-up we provide with an incursion booking.

Check it out! 👌

Convicts and Captains Update

It's been great to see students and teachers enjoying our newest incursion Convicts and Captains!

Students have been adventuring on the high seas, exploring convict life, making souvenirs, experiencing convict punishment and exploring our national symbols.

A big thank you to all the teachers and students who've participated in our incursion so far!

Lots of fun to be had!

Convicts and Captains

Convicts and Captains History School Incursion Logo

We're really excited to announce a new incursion!

In our 'Convicts and Captains' incursion, students take on the roles of convicts and captains as they participate in a series of interactive activities.

It's not a show, instead students are actively immersed in the experience. We have costumes, props, work and games. It's hands-on, fun and educational! Convicts and Captains links to the History learning area of the Victorian Curriculum.

We still have some availability for term 2 so book now!

More details are available on the Convicts and Captains page of our website.

Linked Incursions Team

Leprechaun Madness!

With St Patrick's Day just around the corner this Friday, we've compiled a list of online leprechaun games for your students.

Perfect for a Friday afternoon. Some are more educational than others, but they're all good fun!

Click here for a downloadable PDF you can put on your share drive to give students easy access to the games.

Or, check them out below!

Trap the Leprechaun 1 OR Trap the Leprechaun 2 - Can anyone actually do this?

Green Leprechauns - A logic puzzle. Turn all the squares green.

Lucky Drops – Multiplication Game - Show your multiplication facts while collecting gold.

Spot the Difference - For the younger grades.

Row Swapping Puzzle - Swap the vertical and horizontal rows to make the picture.

Shamrock Shatter - This one takes some concentration!

Hangman - An Irish theme…

Addition Puzzle - Drag the piece of the picture to the correct answer to complete the puzzle.

Join the Dots - Another one for the younger grades!

Memory Challenge - How good is your memory?

Linked Incursions Team

Journey With Us!

Immigration is currently in the news. Your students are surely hearing a lot of information on the topic.

Our Immigration Journeys school incursion gives students the facts.

Students work collaboratively in small groups to solve puzzles and play games all about immigration.

We focus on:

  • The benefits of immigration to Australian society.
  • The reasons why people immigrate to Australia.
  • Success stories of famous Australian immigrants.
  • Which countries refugees come from and where they go to.
  • What it means to be an Australian citizen.

If this sounds important, that's because it is! And just to be sure, it's all throughout the Victorian Curriculum too. Our Immigration Journeys incursion links to the History, Geography and Civics and Citizenship Learning Areas, as well as Intercultural Capability.

Check out these pictures of some of the activities your students participate in.

Empower your students.

For more information, see our Immigration Journeys incursion page.

Linked Incursions Team

Welcome Back Victorian Teachers

A big welcome back to all our Victorian teachers today! We hope you've had a great holiday and that you're feeling well rested.

We've been busy over the holidays planning and preparing our school incursions for 2017...As well as finding time for some overseas travel: Sight-seeing in Italy and skiing in France and Switzerland were the highlights!

We're really excited to be bringing you and your students our curriculum-linked learning experiences and we are looking forward to working with you throughout the year.

Good luck with all your students tomorrow!

Linked Incursions Team