Posted in Secondary School on Apr 05, 2017
From 8 to 10 March, students from Year 9 and Year 10 visited Canberra. The students participated in a variety of educational programs focused on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.
The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit their National Capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist the parents in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government contributes funding of $20 per eligible student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program toward the travel expenses incurred. This contribution is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion. The school would like to thank the Australian Government for their support of this program.
Year 9 visited Old Parliament House for an electoral educational program, Parliament House, the National Gallery and the Australian War Memorial.
Year 10 visited the High Court, Old Parliament House – the Museum of Australian democracy, Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial – Vietnam Gallery. Students also visited Questacon at The National Science and Technology Centre and took part in Dragon Boat Races on Lake Burley Griffin. The excursion was a valuable learning experience for all our students.