A Trip to the Capital
On Tuesday 19th September, our Year 6 students and five staff members embarked on an education tour to Melbourne and Canberra. According to statistics from the National Capital Educational Tourism Project (NCETP) our girls will be part of the 160,000 students from around the country who visit the capital each year. It has become a rite of passage for young students providing them with new experiences, enhancing their education of democracy, leadership and government which are linked to the Year 6 Australian Curriculum. 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 and therefore contributes towards the meeting the cost of the excursion.
This trip was a fabulous experience for the girls, with time spent exploring the Australian War Memorial, the Australian Mint, the National Portrait Gallery, a night visit to the Botanical Gardens, the Australian Institute of Sport, the National Museum, High Court of Australia, Parliament House and the Ian Potter Foundation.