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We are always open to finding ways to work with teachers, students and
pre-service teachers. Read more about these opportunities below.

The Partner School program aims to improve and deepen collaboration between schools and the History Trust of South Australia to deliver co-designed current, innovative, research-backed and relevant programs to teachers and students. The partner school program also endeavours to listen to student voice and to improve student engagement in the learning of history.

Ridgehaven Primary School

Ridgehaven Primary School is a public pre-school and primary school located in the north east of Adelaide. You can find out more about the school at https://www.ridgehaven.sa.edu.au/

Seaton High School

Seaton High School is public high school located in the western suburbs of Adelaide. You can find out more about the school at https://www.seatonhs.sa.edu.au/

Learning Advisory panel

The History Trust Learning Advisory Panel is a valued group of volunteer teachers who work with the Education Team at the History Trust of South Australia. The panel currently consists of nine dedicated primary and high school teachers from across the state, including those from government, catholic and independent schools. Read on to find out more about our dedicated volunteers.

Kelly Charlton

Kelly is a qualified Early Childhood Educator who currently teaches Reception. She has a passion to learn new skills and take on new challenges. Kelly is eager to engage children with their learning and would love them to be enthusiastic with learning HASS ( especially History).

Britta Corones

Britta is a passionate educator who has used her vocation to develop her understanding and teaching of language, culture and anthropology. Her love of history developed at school where hungry for more knowledge and curious about what makes us Australian she ventured to Europe, developed a very different perspective and then returned home to dedicate her time to studying education and became an educational leader in multiple roles across SA. Britta wishes to make SA history more integral to daily teaching and learning and to ignite a curiosity in the students whom she works with. Her favourite books are Mediations Marcus Aurelius and The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Elspeth Grant

Elspeth is currently the Leader of Humanities and Social Sciences at Golden Grove High School, and from 2022 will be joining Seaton High School's teaching team. She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2019 to investigate how to boost learning about South Australian history under Australia's national curriculum. Elspeth a strong interest in connecting SA's history community with the classroom, having made a career change from being a museum curator to an educator.

Alex Hackett

Alex has thoroughly enjoyed a career working with young people from Preschool to Primary School, across diverse settings, within the classroom and beyond. She has been at her current school, Seymour College, for a number of years and over the past 4 years has worked as an English specialist. Alex is also a Year 3 Learning Mentor and teaches HASS, Science and Wellbeing. She has had a lifelong passion for history and its influence on our society. Alex relishes sharing this passion with her students by initiating and completing research projects, conducting local history tours, reaching out to key community members and visiting South Australia's museums and historical sites. She looks forward to learning so much more in this role with the History Trust.

Phoebe Virgo

Phoebe is the Senior Leader of English, HASS and Literacy at Seaton High School. She has worked in the public education system for thirteen years, and is passionate about equity of access to curriculum for all students. She uses her leadership role to encourage real life approaches to the teaching of History, and is eager for the opportunity to work with the History Trust of SA as part of that mission.

Henry Wallis

Henry is a Modern History teacher and Leader of Learning at Caritas College in Port Augusta. Having also grown up in regional South Australia, Henry is passionate about supporting regional student access authentic learning experiences and find joy in life-long learning.

Tyson Wood

Tyson is the Humanities Faculty Leader at University Senior College specialising in the Senior Secondary years. He has a passion for all things humanities, but a particular love for Politics and History and getting students to engage with their civic lives and local history. A key part of his teaching is getting beyond the classroom and taking advantage of the museums, organisations and experts around us.

Martin Woodcock

Martin is an Assistant Principal and primary school teacher with over 20 years of experience. He is passionate about teaching HASS subjects and is eager to contribute to the development of high quality lessons and experiences in this area.

Ben Tymukas

Ben is a Senior History and humanities teacher at Adelaide Botanic High School. He is passionate about teaching content that connects young learners to the ways that history can help us better understand the world we live in today. He's keen to find more ways that schools can engage with the South Australian history in their community.

Work experience for Year 10 students

Our new work experience program will see you rotate through placements at multiple sites including our head office and at each of our museums. Explore a range of careers and practise different skills needed to work within the galleries and museums sector.

To receive an information pack about the program please email: learn@history.sa.gov.au

Placements will be available for up to 4 students in Term 2.

Dates: Monday 24 June to Thursday 27 June 2024
Time: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

APPLICATIONS OPEN Monday 29 April
Apply at: education.history.sa.gov.au/work-experience-application-form

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Sunday 12 May

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 17 May

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