Archives Online SIG: Using archives to engage your community

NSW/ACT Chapter would like to invite you to this online SIG on Monday 22 August. 

All schools have a history that is unique, but how can you use your school’s history and Archives to engage your school community? Two School Archivists will join us online to share their ideas and experiences with us. Whether you are not sure where to start, or you have a well-developed Archives, this SIG is for you.

Members and non-members welcome !

Event Details

Date: Monday 22 August.

Time:  11.00am – 12.00pm AEST. Please check your local time (10.30 – 11.30am in Adelaide, 09.00 – 10.00 am in WA and 1.00 – 2.00 pm in New Zealand).

Location: Online (via Zoom)

Cost: Free for members. $ 35 for non-members. 


Lyn Jarvis, Director of Community Engagement, St Andrew’s Cathedral School (Facilitator)

Lyn has been working in the education sector in a variety of roles for over 18 years.

Passionate about building strong school communities, Lyn’s role includes Stakeholder Management, Alumni Relations, Archives, Events, Fundraising and Volunteer Management. She is experienced in facilitating discussions and focus groups and at conference presentations.

Lyn has been a member of the NSW Educate Plus Chapter for 3 years and her team at St Andrew’s have won Awards of Excellence for Annual Giving in 2019 and for an Alumni/Community Event in 2022.  


Gareth Dyer, Manager of the Office of Heritage and Tradition, The Scots College

Gareth Dyer is the Manager of the Office at Heritage and Tradition at the Scots College, Sydney. He is also a skilled project manager, trained teacher, experienced media producer, enthusiastic football player and proud parent. He has an active interest in Australian history and follows all sports. Characteristically, he has the Welsh determination of his father and the Yorkshire temperament of his mother.

As a former library manager, customer servant, media officer, graphic designer, event planner and photographer he has a broad set of skills that have brought him to this point. Gareth’s first book, Worthy of our Forefathers, won a Mander Jones award from the Australia Society of Archivists. He lives with Australia’s most beautiful family in Western Sydney.

Morwenna Dixon, Archivist, Arden Anglican School

Morwenna has worked in School Archives for over a decade.

As a passionate and enthusiastic Archivist, she loves to spend time researching, and enjoys finding ways to share the Archives with the school community.

She is currently the Convenor of the Australian Society of Archivists National School Archives SIG and Secretary of the NSW School Archives SIG.