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Cockman House education programs

Children playing and learning at Cockman House

Excursions

For information on excursions to Cockman House please click below.

Information on excursions

Year 1: Work and play at Cockman House - 90 minutes duration

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (March to November) // mornings: 9:30am to 11:30am - afternoons: 12:30pm to 2pm

This highly interactive program focuses on students comparing their own lives to the children who lived in Cockman House. Hands-on chores, old-fashioned games and the creation of a peg doll are features of this enquiry program.

Curriculum links

Present and past family life Differences in family sizes, structures and roles today and how these have changed or remained the same over time (ACHASSK028).
The differences and similarities between students' daily lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods (ACHASSK030).
Questioning Pose questions about the familiar and unfamiliar (GC: Literacy; Critical and Creative Thinking).
Evaluating Participate in decision-making processes (GC: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking).

Year 2/3: History Hunters - 90 minutes duration

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (March to November) // mornings: 9:30am to 11:30am - afternoons: 12:30pm to 2pm

Students help to create a timeline of major events in the history of Cockman House, and reflect on how geography and changes in society over time have shaped family life. Students also explore the house and grounds, discovering clues and completing hands-on activities to uncover how technology and life have changed over time. The session closes with a mindful drawing task to reflect on the significance of Cockman House.

Curriculum links

Present and past family life

The history of a significant building in the local community and what it reveals about the past (ACHASSK044).

One important example of change and continuity over time in the local community (ACHASSKO62).

The impact of changing technology on people’s lives (ACHASSK046).

Questioning

Pose questions about the familiar and unfamiliar (GC: Literacy; Critical and Creative Thinking).

Identify and reflect on current understanding of a topic (GC: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking).

Evaluating Participate in decision-making processes (GC: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

The video below will give an idea of the program (please note, presenters may vary).

Program cost per session (one session= minimum of 20 students, maximum of 35 students)

  • 20-24 students: $125.00
  • 25-29 students: $155.00
  • 30-35 students: $175.00
  • Adults are free of charge.

We require a ratio of at least one adult to five students. Additional adult helpers are always welcome. 

For further information and bookings: 

Please click on the link below to make a booking enquiry and one of our heritage team will be in touch within two business days. Cockman House education bookings for 2023 can be made from September 2022 onwards for City of Wanneroo schools, and November 2022 onwards for other schools.

Cockman House booking inquiry form

You can also call on 9405 5920, but please note that as the team facilitate programs we are not always available.

 

Digital incursions

For information on Cockman House digital incursions please click below.

Information on digital incursions

Year 1-3: FREE online incursion - 30 to 40 minutes duration

When: Term time (times are flexible)

This program encourages student inquiry and questioning. We provide you with in-class activities focusing on Cockman House as a locally significant place, examine changes in family life and comparisons of domestic technology over time. The online incursion enables students to ask questions directly to the presenter located at Cockman House to extend their research and curiosity about the past. The incursion can be tailored to your class needs.

See the Cockman House online incursion guide for more information. 

For further information and bookings: 

Please click on the link below to make a booking enquiry and one of our heritage team will be in touch within two business days.

Cockman House booking inquiry form

You can also call on 9405 5920, but please note that as the team facilitate programs we are not always available.

 

Combination (double) programs: Cockman House & Wanneroo Museum

For information on our Combination programs please click below.

Information on Combination programs

When: Fridays (March to November) - 9:30am to 2pm

Why not make a day of it and enjoy both Cockman House and one of our museum programs? Our museum is just a five minute drive up the road from Cockman House and illuminates the larger stories of continuity and change in people’s lives and land use in the Wanneroo community.

See the Combination Programs guide for more information.

For further information and bookings: 

Please click on the link below to make a booking enquiry and one of our heritage team will be in touch within two business days. Please note that term 3 is now fully booked. There is still availability for term 4. 

Cockman House booking inquiry form

You can also call on 9405 5920, but please note that as the team facilitate programs we are not always available.

 

Inclusivity at Wanneroo Museum and Heritage Houses

We are striving to be as inclusive as possible to ensure all students have an enriching experience at our sites. Please see the accommodations we currently offer, and let us know how we else we may be able to assist.

Teacher resources

The 17 minute video below covers some major themes about Cockman House and may be useful as a review of the excursion experience.

Click on the link below for additional resources:

Cockman House education resources