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Behind the Scenes of Sydney Opera House

Digital tour

Transport your class to Bennelong Point and introduce your students to the remarkable history, features and uses of this iconic Australian place.

Book a session from 14 - 28 March

Term 1, 2023

Click here to book this on-demand event from Tuesday, 14 March - Tuesday, 28 March.

This digital program is available on demand from Tuesday, 14 March. Watch at any time, from the comfort of your classroom.

Suitable for Early Stage 1 - Stage 3

This program is recommended for Years K - 6.

This event is free for Australian schools

All digital programs are free to Australian schools and can be viewed via Youtube or our website. Terms and conditions apply. Fees apply for all international bookings.

This program runs for approximately 45 mins

Program duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Download the teacher's resource pack 

Our resources are packed with practical, creative activities that will add to your students’ experience.

Download Teacher Resource Pack - Early Stage 1 and Stage 1

Download Teacher Resource Pack -  Stage 2 and 3

Explore more teacher resources here.

Viewing link

The viewing link to connect to this interactive session will be emailed to you in advance.

Please note, you’ll require a working microphone and camera to engage in this live workshop.

Topics for Investigation

  • Working Technologically
  • Personal and Family Histories
  • Present and Past
  • Family Life
  • Made Environment
  • Features of Places
  • People and Places

Curriculum links


ES1 and S1 

English 

Outcomes - Early Stage 1 

ENe-1A 

Communicates with peers and known adults in informal and guided activities demonstrating emerging skills of group interaction


Outcomes - Stage 1 

EN1-1A 

Communicates with a range of people in informal and guided activities demonstrating interaction skills and considers how own communication is adjusted in different situations


History

Outcomes - Early Stage 1 

HTe-2 

Demonstrates developing skills of historical inquiry and communication


Outcomes - Stage 1 

HT1-2 

Identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time


HT1-3 

Describes the effects of changing technology on people’s lives over time



HT1-4 

Demonstrates skills of historical inquiry and communication


Geography

Outcomes - Early Stage 1

GEe-1 

Identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people

Outcomes - Stage 1 

GE1-1 

Describes features of places and the connections people have with places

GE1-2

Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places

Science and Technology

Outcomes - Early Stage 1

STe-4MW-ST 

Identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties


Outcomes - Stage 1

ST1-7MW-T 

Describes how the properties of materials determine their use




ES2 and S3 

English 

Outcomes - Stage 2

EN2-1A 

Communicates in a range of informal and formal contexts by adopting a range of roles in group, classroom, school and community contexts




Outcomes - Stage 1 

EN1-1A 

Communicates with a range of people in informal and guided activities demonstrating interaction skills and considers how own communication is adjusted in different situations


History

Outcomes - Stage 2 

HT2-2 

Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the

local community over time



HT2-3 

Describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects


HT2-4 

Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia


Outcomes - Stage 3

HT3-1 

Describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia


HT3-2 

Describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time

Geography

Outcomes Stage 2

GE2-1 

Examines features and characteristics of places and environments

GE2-2 

Describes the ways people, places and environments interact


Outcomes Stage 3

GE3-1 

Describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments

GE3-2 

Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments


Science and Technology

Outcomes - Stage 2

ST2-11DI-T 

Describes how digital systems represent and transmit data


ST2-4LW-S 

Compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

Outcomes - Stage 3

ST3-11DI-T 

Explains how digital systems represent data, connect together to form networks and transmit data


Learning across the Curriculum

Australian Curriculum General Capabilities

Other General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Difference and diversity

Work and enterprise

Cross Curriculum priorities

  •  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  •  Sustainability

“A wonderful experience that many students from regional areas would not have otherwise experienced.”

Year 5/6 Teacher

Behind-the-scenes access with an expert guide

In this digital tour, discover the Indigenous history and cultural significance of Bennelong Point, gain an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the design principles formulated by architect Jørn Utzon and finally, learn about how we create live performance experiences.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

 

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Frequently Asked Questions - Non-interactive Programs

What equipment do I need?

All you need is an internet connection! Schools can connect through Youtube in an internet browser however works best for your students (as a classroom or on individual computers.)

The viewing link will be emailed to you in advance of the event. 

If you require technical assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or alternatively contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770.

 

How do I book?

Click on the link for your preferred session time. If it is the first time you have used DART Connections you will be required to set up a username and password. 

Please note that DART connections is the booking platform for all of our sessions and you will need to book here even if you are not a NSW or DET school.

Once your booking has been confirmed, our team will be in touch with relevant dial in details and to address any technical questions you may have.

 

What if I can't book in for the session I want?

Our on-demand program, including performances, workshops and talks, are available for a minimum of 10 days after the premiere. This gives you greater flexibility to watch at a time and date that’s convenient to your class.

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

You don’t need to do anything! If you can no longer attend our on-demand program of events, book in for another on-demand event at a time that suits you better.

If you would really like to attend outside of the event dates, please contact the Creative Learning team on creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com and we will try our best to accommodate you

How can I prepare my class for their session?

Once your booking is confirmed, our Creative Learning team will send you an email with all the details to prepare for your session. 

To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for most programs. We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.

For the Digital Talks Program, your students can record their questions for the speaker and send them to us in advance of the talk. The details of how to do this will be emailed to you by our Creative Learning Team. 

How many students can I have participate in the one group?

As the program is non-interactive, you can book for as many students as you like - a whole school booking of 500 or a single home learner - all are welcome and can be accommodated!

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