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Year 5/6 Canberra Camp

October 25, 2018

Our Year 5/6 class recently travelled to the nation’s capital, Canberra, for their education excursion. This gave them the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus being placed on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. We had a wonderful time away with the students impressing with their thought provoking questions, positive attitudes and outstanding behaviour.

Places visited included Parliament House, War Memorial, National Museum, Royal Australian Mint, National Capital Exhibition, Questacon, The High Court, National Library, Testra Tower, Flip-Out Trampoline Centre and more. The students stayed at Warrambui Retreat and Conference Centre, owned by the Lutheran Church.

A massive thank you must go to Mrs Lisa Kyle and Mrs Kath Hartwich for accompanying us for the five days and doing such an amazing job supporting and supervising the students.

I would also like to acknowledge the Australian Government who recognises the importance of young people visiting Canberra, by contributing funding of $30 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate Program (PACER). This rebate was considered in the original pricing of our camp and will be reimbursed to our school in the near future.

We are already in planning mode for Canberra 2020.

Mr. Julian Gollasch,
(Head of Junior)