Gippsland Secondary School Program 2016

Federation University, Churchill Campus
23-24 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:

  • Korumburra Secondary College
  • Kurnai College, Morwell Campus
  • Lavalla Catholic College
  • Leongatha Secondary College
  • Lowanna College
  • Mirboo North Secondary College
  • Sale College, Guthridge Campus
  • Sale College, Macalister Campus


Student Feedback

  • 'It was really interactive in the work and we got to see more than if we were just in a classroom.'
  • 'We got to have more of a chance to learn without distractions.'
  • 'I loved visiting the university, it was great to see what it was like.'
  • 'The information I learnt will not be forgotten. And that’s because of the way you taught it to me. It was different and interesting which kept me intrigued.'
  • 'Being able to doodle as well while there was someone talking was also a key thing that made it easier to learn.'
  • 'The ANZAC performance was very thrilling and confronting. I thought the way they put the information across was great.'
  • 'I enjoyed the level of the program and that I was being challenged.'
  • 'I enjoyed the size of the group and that I didn’t feel overwhelmed.'
  • 'Great staff and speakers.'
  • 'My favourite part was learning about Aboriginals and medieval times.'
  • 'I learned more than I thought I would.'
  • 'The program expanded my learning and opened my mind to new ideas.'
  • 'I love the Viking and Roman display. Please please please never change anything about the presentation.'
  • 'The model making stood out for me. It was a fun way to mix learning and leisure.'
  • 'The program challenged me to think differently and to analyse things deeper.'
  • 'I really enjoyed the program and it opened my mind to the many different ways of studying history. I look forward to taking these skills and using them in the future.'
  • 'I found working with other students of similar ability very helpful and fun.'
  • 'I liked how inclusive the different activities were.'


Teacher Evaluations

  • 'You really engaged students in great discussions and connected with their prior knowledge.'
  • 'I could see that my students were really interested!'
  • 'The students worked beautifully together – relaxed yet stimulating environment.'
  • 'All the presentations were excellent. Very student focused.'
  • 'A great day. Would definitely come back next year.'


Capturing the Memories


Welcome to all students and teachers.



Experiencing a variety of learning styles covering various history topics.


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


Cultural Infusion perform Journey of Remembrance, the ANZACS story.



Group work and model making.

Events Calendar


Sponsors & partners

  • Education Victoria - Sponsor Logo
  • National History Challenge - Sponsor Logo

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