Schools & Education

The Heritage Education Centre at Mont De Lancey is run by staff from both Mont De Lancey and Wandin Yallock Primary School. Activities are designed to cater for the very young to senior school students. The program has been running for over 15 years.

This joint initiative run by Mont De Lancey and Wandin Yallock Primary School (established 1870), is an education program for primary age children linked to the Victorian Curriculum in a fun-filled day in a unique heritage setting.

While at Mont De Lancey, your school students, staff and helpers experience ‘hands-on’ family and school life from the period 1870 to 1918. We cater for school groups of up to 75 children.

A fun day at Mont De Lancey offers:

  • A great day in the country, easily accessible from the city and the suburbs.
  • An opportunity to take part in many hands-on activities from the past and to observe skills of yesteryear – many of which are not easily found elsewhere.
  • A chance to build confidence and self-esteem for children, as they take part in an array of fun activities with encouragement from students, staff leaders and helpers.

The Heritage Education Centre explores the lifestyles of Wandin settlers in the late 19th century to early 20th century. Guided tours and hands on experiences of settler activities for all students ensure a rich understanding of this unique time in history. Whether it is ‘being disciplined’ in the old schoolhouse, learning to write with chalk in old fashioned handwriting on chalk boards, playing old school games like quoits and hula hoops, billycart races, making peg dolls & lavender bags, or watching the blacksmith or wood turner at work. Students are always engaged and eager to participate.

We cater for group bookings up to 75 students and are able to tailor a program especially for the needs of your students. The Heritage Education Centre is open to schools on weekdays during the school term. Booking dates are dependent on our staff availability.

All visits are co-ordinated by Wandin Yallock Primary School.

Or call Veronica on 03 5964 4276 if you have any questions.