Museum Learning Program

The Museum Learning Program delivers a range of quality local history and geography programs.

The programs are tailored to meet aspects of the Australian National Curriculum for Years 2 and 3 and are located at Wireless Hill Park in Ardross.

Programs Offered

The Museum Learning Program offers three distinct programs for Year 2 and Year 3.

All Year 2 will participate in the Welcome to Museums and Museum in a Box Program. The Year 2 programs are:

All Year 3 students will participate in the Transport Over Time. The Year 3 programs are:

Schools book the local history program and choose from one of the other programs to complete their session.  The geography programs - Exploring Wireless Hill and Mapping Wireless Hill - are outdoor activities and are recommended in the drier months.

The standard Year 2 Museum in a Box Program is completed at school after the visit. There is the option of a full day session of the Year 2 Museum in a Box Extended Program which allows students to plan and construct their project entirely at Wireless Hill on the day.  This option is only available for groups up to 50 students and requires specific preparation at school in the lead up to the excursion.  The full day Year 2 Museum in a Box Program is $14 per student prior to 1st July 2016 and $17 per student from 1st July 2016 onwards.

The Museum Learning Program for Teachers

Contact us to organise a local history professional development session for your school. We will work with you to develop a session to meet your outcomes. Sessions are held at either Wireless Hill Museum, Ardross or The Miller Bakehouse, Palmyra.

Cost and Size of Groups

The Museum Learning Program costs $8.50 per student. Teachers and parents are free.

The Program caters for up to 50 students at one time, with two programs running concurrently as the group of 50 if split into two separate groups. Please have your students allocated to a group prior to their visit.

The Programs run for 50 minutes with a 10 minute break:

  • Morning session 9:30am to 11:30am
  • Afternoon session 12:30pm to 2:30pm

We encourage schools to book two groups of 50 (100) for the whole day.  Alternatively you could come for the morning session, have lunch and enjoy the parklands and bush walks.

Teacher Professional Development Sessions cost $150 per hour

Booking an Excursion

Excursions can be booked by emailing the Museum Learning Officer at museumlearningprogram@melville.wa.gov.au

The Museum Learning Officer role is a part time role with the majority of the time taken up presenting the Museum Learning Program.  Due to this, it is difficult to contact the Museum Learning Officer by phone.  All emails are answered promptly.

If you wish to book and excursion you may also like to view our:

Facilities

Wireless Hill Park is located on 40 hectares of bushland in the City of Melville. The site has magnificent sweeping views of the Swan River and Perth city.  The bushland is home to numerous wildflowers, native plants, birds and reptiles and has extensive and accessible bush walks.  These walks can be comfortably managed by Primary School aged children. Wireless Hill Park is also wheel chair accessible and all buildings have been fitted with accredited ramps.

The park offers:

  • a large grassed area

  • a nature playspace, accessible for all abilities in our community

  • BBQ facilities and shelters

  • public toilets, including an accessible unisex toilet

  • extensive bush walks and heritage trails

  • lunchtime sporting equipment is available if your school books the full day option

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