Excursion to our Nation’s Capital

Our patriotic Year 6 students recently visited and enjoyed touring our nation’s Capital, Canberra. It was an exciting and informative trip which included visiting ‘The Australian War Memorial’, ‘The National Museum,’ ‘Old and New Parliament Houses,’ ‘The Australian Institute of Sport,’ ‘Questacon,’ and ‘iPlay.’

“Our Canberra excursion was both fun and educational. All students enjoyed themselves and we were pleased with their engagement at the venues and their behaviour overall,”  Mrs Sharon Scott, Middle School Coordinator Stage 3.

Student Reflections

“I really enjoyed the Senate during our tour of Parliament House. We witnessed a heated debate between some Senators debating about the environment. We also met our representative Sharon Bird.”– Kiarra B

“I liked the Year 6 Canberra excursion because we got to see a lot of super famous landmarks. I also enjoyed going to I Play and playing arcade games.” – Jeremy D

“We got to visit the Australian Institute of Sport where we saw the Australian Water Polo team training. On our tour we saw the strength and conditioning centre, the volleyball room and my favourite, the gymnasium.” – Ashleigh J

“On our trip to Canberra I really enjoyed the War Memorial. We did a tour and went to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and we saw people putting poppies on top of the grave.” Natalia J

“I really enjoyed I Play because it was a really fun experience where you could hang out with friends and bond with other people that you might not know that well.” – Jayde J

“I really loved the Embassy Tour, the architecture in some of the buildings was just amazing.” – Kaitlyn E

“I liked Old Parliament House because we were able to act out what happened in our history.” – Denzel A

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(Students were given an opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government contributed funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate will be paid directly to the school to help subsidise the cost of the excursion.)