New From Canberra – Year 7 Trip

Wow it has been a busy two days already! We’ve explored Sydney and saw Circular Quay, Mrs Macquarie’s chair and strolled around the Royal Botanical Gardens. Afterwards we travelled to Canberra and all the kids arrived exhausted and ready for sleep!

Day two was full of exploration; we learnt how the Royal Australian Mint produces Australia’s currency, how CSIRO contributes to Australia’s research and innovation and the students explored Questacon and some even did a gravity free drop! Mr Phillips surprised the students and we visited a local bowls club where students versed teachers in a tournament of the bowls.

Today we’re exploring the Ian Potter Technology Centre, the National Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and the Telstra Tower later on tonight. The kids are having a lot of fun and at the same time we’ve seen quite a few students rise to the challenges of being away from home. They have all shown great responsibility, care and a respectful attitude to the learning and discovery they have undertaken.

Tomorrow will be another exciting day as we undertake the more formal side of our trip and visit Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and Old Parliament House. We will hopefully be able to see the federal MP’s in action tomorrow and students will be able to consolidate their citizenship, governance and democracy learning from Semester One.

We trust students are gaining invaluable experience on this trip through their faith not only in God but also in themselves.