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Primary Research Project

The Primary Research Project can be done at any time during the year.

The Primary Research Project - Introduction

The Primary Research Project is a stimulating investigative program that is strongly linked to the National Curriculum.  The wide range of topics develops students' general capabilities accross the whole curriculum including english, maths, history and geography, specifically it develops:

  • literacy skills
  • numeracy skills
  • critical and creative thinking
  • investigative skills
  • competence in ICT

Designed by teachers for teachers, this project differs from other national tests because:-

  • Students see it as a challenge and fun rather than a test.
  • It requires students to use resources rather than recall facts.
  • It assesses key literacy, research, analytical and interpretive skills, not memory.
  • There are no disruptions to timetables and no room set up.
  • Teachers choose when they do the competition.


The Primary Research Project also provides valid statistics showing how your students perform against national averages in key areas. All students receive a certificate showing their level of achievement.

This program aims to reward the inquiring minds of younger students and provide them with a challenge that will stimulate them to develop their research skills.  The types of resources which can be used by students include:-

  • Atlases
  • Dictionaries
  • Encyclopedias
  • The Internet
  • Libraries 

The program is designed to be accessible to the full range of students so that all participants gain a sense of achievement.  The Primary Research Project covers a range of topics from all key learning areas including English, Maths, History and Geography. The Primary Research Project provides a balanced approach to the curriculum.

The Primary Research Project is not just a memory test.  The project requires students to spend up to a maximum of four hours researching the answers to 40 multiple choice questions.  Students develop their literacy skills and numeracy skills along with the general capabilities specified in the national curriculums for geography and history.

Key Dates:

The Primary Research Project can be done at anytime between March 1st and December 1st that fits with your teaching program.  However we have preferred dates for each term when the majority of schools will be competing.  You must register two weeks before you wish to use the program.  The preferred dates are:

Primary Research Project:-

Term Close of Registration Competition dates
1 February 21 March 3 - 14
2 April 24 May 12 - 23
3 June 27 August 11 - 22
4 October 24 November 17- 28

Register your interest now.


The cost per student is $6 plus a one off school fee of $40.

What Next?

  • Register yourself at www.GiantClassroom.com.au
  • Once you are registered you will have access to the Teacher Admin page.
  • Choose which program(s) you wish to participate in, i.e. The Primary Research Project.
  • Select the number of students you wish to participate in each program.
  • Print off a Tax Invoice
  • Send payment and a copy of the Tax Invoice to the Primary Research Project, at the address shown on your Tax Invoice.
  • When we receive your payment we activate your account and you can send a list of your students so that we can register them for online access.
The top ambassador this week is Sarah DAVIES from Sydney Girls High School (NSW, Australia), with 100 points!