Schools Program


About the program

The Virtual War Memorial Schools Program helps teachers and students at all levels learn about Australians who served in our nation's defence.

In partnership with the Department for Education (SA), the Schools Program is designed around the use of the Virtual War Memorial for teaching and learning the Australian Curriculum: History in Years 9 and 10, and Civics and Citizenship at Year 10.

Additionally, the Schools Program also supports teachers and students in Research Project and Research Practices, English, Aboriginal Studies, Community Studies, Cross-Disciplinary Studies, Modern History, Society and Culture, Women’s Studies and more.

We also offer Professional Development opportunities and professional networking.

How can you be involved?

There are many ways that schools can work with the Virtual War Memorial as part of our Schools Program.

  • - Register your school or class to participate in the Serviceperson Profile Research Task
  • - Have our qualified staff attend a session in your class
  • - Enter the VWMA Awards competition
  • - Bookmark and use our free, online resources for students and teachers
  • - Connect with us for research support
  • - Attend Professional Development opportunities
  • - Follow our socials – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter


Don’t forget - parents and local community members can also register on the site and contribute to our work. Why not let them know via your school newsletter or Facebook page?


Like to learn more? Simply watch our quick guide presentation - (5mins)

To join the program or to find out more, please email us:


The Schools Program offered to South Australian Schools is proudly supported by a grant provided by the Government of South Australia, Department for Education.

Participating Schools

Blackfriars Priory School
Prospect, South Australia, Australia
Central Yorke School
Maitland, Yorke Peninsula - South Australia, Australia
Charles Campbell College
Paradise, Campbelltown - South Australia, Australia
Heathfield High School
Heathfield, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia
Mark Oliphant College
Munno Para West, Playford - South Australia, Australia
Marryatville High School
Marryatville, Norwood Payneham St Peters - South Australia, Australia
Mitcham Girls High School
Kingswood, South Australia, Australia
Nazareth Catholic Community
Findon, Charles Sturt - South Australia, Australia
Rostrevor College
Woodforde, Adelaide Hills - South Australia, Australia
Saint Ignatius' College
Athelstone, Campbelltown - South Australia, Australia

At the heart of the Schools Program is the Serviceperson Profile and
Biography Research Task.

In this portfolio, each student is given a serviceperson to research. The student uses online resources to tell their person’s true story. The research is then uploaded to the VWMA, making a permanent contribution to the historical record - and to the serviceperson's family. It is an engaging and authentic research task which transforms students into historians. 

Additionally, the Schools Program provides learning activities and resources which can easily be added to an existing unit, enriching your students' experience of studying History. These are continually updated and can be found on our Resources for Students and Resources for Teachers pages.
To join the program or to find out more, please email us: