curriculum

National Curriculum


Australian History Competition
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Australian History Competition this year. The national winner of the Year 10 category was Emma Belgrave (Endeavour College, SA) who achieved 96%. The national winners for the Year 9 category were Oliver Papillo (Camberwell Grammar School, VIC) and Leila Heinrich (The […]

Australian History Competition results 2016


Registrations are still open for the conference, held at Sydney Grammar between September 28 and 30.  Visit the website to download the program and register. The National Conference Dinner will be held at the Governor’s Table at the Museum of Sydney.  Book early as places are limited.  

National Conference Registration and Dinner


HTAA 2016 National conference Sydney
Registrations are now open for the HTAA National Conference.  This will be held at Sydney Grammar School between the 28 and 30 September, 2016. The program includes sessions for Primary and Secondary teachers covering a wide range of units from the Australian Curriculum: History.  Keynote speakers include Dr Anne Summers […]

HTAA National Conference Registrations




Australian History Competition
Entries close TODAY for the Australian History Competition. The competition consists of two papers, Years 7/8 and Years 9/10. The competition has multichoice questions that focus on historical skills and a document booklet with source material for the questions. Medallions will be awarded to the top Year 7, 8, 9 […]

AHC Deadline


The Simpson Prize is a national competition for Year 9 and 10 students coordinated by HTAA and Sponsored by the Commonwealth Department of Education. The competition encourages participants to focus on the significance of Anzac Day and to consider what Anzac Day means to them and to Australia. The Simpson Prize […]

Simpson Prize 2017 competition



ACARA has released the updated Australian Curriculum website which includes the revised HASS curriculum for 2017. The amended curriculum has attempted to address the concerns of overcrowding in the primary years with a single HASS curriculum and Achievement Standard for F-6. In 7-10 ACARA has maintained discrete disciplines within HASS […]

Australian Curriculum Update



HTAA response to Minister For Education Christopher Pyne’s announcement of a review of the Australian Curriculum On 10 January this year Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, announced a review of the Australian Curriculum as part of the Coalition’s Students First policy. The review will be undertaken by Professor Ken […]

HTAA 21 January 2014



A history of misinformation: Pyne spreads curriculum myths Dr Louise Zarmati, Deakin University This article was first published by Dr Louise Zarmati on The Conversation website in response to comments made by Shadow Minister for Education Christopher Pyne on the ABC’s Q&A program on 23 July 2012. It has been […]

HTAA 23 July 2012