Gippsland Primary School Program

Federation University, Churchill Campus
17-
18 August 2016

We would like to thank the principals, teachers, parents and students who worked with us to make this program possible.

Participating students came from the following schools:

  • Alberton Primary School
  • St Gabriel's Catholic Primary School
  • St Kieran's Catholic Primary School, Moe
  • St Mary's Primary School, Sale
  • Yallourn North Primary School


Student Feedback

  • 'I found it good to be with people who have read the same things as me and knew about the same things as me.'
  • 'Teachers were supportive and encouraging. I was worried that I wouldn’t understand anything, but the teachers explained everything well.'
  • 'The HEP Program helped me to build not only my knowledge but also my social skills and taught me how I learn better.'
  • 'I loved how there weren’t as many rules as school. Like we could doodle.'
  • 'I think the HEP workshop did a great job because we were always learning something and enjoying ourselves.'
  • 'I thought it was a good experience to be with like-minded people.'
  • 'The play [For the Love of Becker, Two Friends Productions] was fun and funny and I learned heaps of things.'
  • 'I loved the range of history and the range of learning styles.'
  • 'One of my favourite lessons was the model making because I thought it made us think in different ways.'
  • 'I was really interested in the Viking and Roman workshop. I learned heaps of stuff.'
  • 'Having the mini-lectures really broadened my thinking about history.'
  • 'I found it challenging. It is good challenging though.'
  • 'I am really excited for the passion project because I enjoy independent projects.'
  • 'I am really thankful that I got the chance to participate in this amazing opportunity.'
  • 'It was the best thing I have done in a long time.'


Capturing the Memories


Experiencing lecture style learning covering various history topics.


Group work and model making.


Special guests: Dr David Waldron, Lecturer in History and Anthropology, Federation University, Ballarat.


Two Friends Productions perform For the Love of Becker – Burke and Wills.

Events Calendar


Sponsors & partners

  • Latitude Group Travel
  • Education Victoria - Sponsor Logo
  • National History Challenge - Sponsor Logo

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