Schools education program at Rathmines

Visit the historic former Royal Australian Air Force base at Rathmines.  Immerse your students (primary and secondary) in our WWII history.

Our schools program can help you deliver Australian and NSW curriculum outcomes.  Education pack coming soon.

Bookings are available from 26 April 2022 - 11 November 2022 from 10:00am - 1:00pm Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please contact us to discuss your school’s needs

For more information on the Australian Curriculum for Primary and High Schools please download 9 Squadron Classroom Materials.

My Family and My Place in Lake Macquarie

Early Stage 1 - History and Geography Unit

A new fully integrated Geography and History unit for early stage 1 students to explore Lake Macquarie as a place they live in and belong to through the use of our local history collection.

The unit provides a range of lesson plans and activities that allow teachers to deliver key curriculum outcomes through engagement with a range of local primary source material.

Download My Family and My Place in Lake Macquarie(PDF, 8MB)

Study help for kids

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Online provides objective articles, biographies, videos and images.

Access Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Premier's Reading Challenge

The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is a state-wide reading initiative run through both public and private schools.

Cyber safety

Lake Mac Libraries is committed to providing a safe, responsible and enjoyable environment for all our customers. Below is a selection of helpful and informative resources we have gathered to help you and your family stay safe online.

Awaba: know our stories - touring exhibition

Touring exhibition - not currently on display 

Schools and community organisations are invited to borrow this free exhibition.

Provide an enriching cultural and educational experience at your school, community facility or workplace with the Lake Macquarie City Council touring exhibition Awaba: Know Our Stories. 

The Awaba: Know Our Stories exhibition can be used by schools to integrate into a range of existing programs for the purpose of meeting the Cross Curriculum Priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Histories and Cultures, as well as giving students an opportunity to develop their General Capabilities.

Please contact for more information

Download the education kit(PDF, 4MB)