Year 7 Canberra Trip

In Week 2 we, the Year 7’s, explored Canberra. We were captivated by the knowledge of our guides as they passionately shared with us the people and stories behind the places. This all started with the Royal Australian Mint, as we discovered the history of circular coins. This continued as we learnt about the city of Canberra at the National Capital Exhibition and seeing the city from Mount Ainslee. Later we asked lots of questions to understand our judicial system through Parliament House and we learnt about Izzy the dog at the High Court. Other highlights were the revolving theatre at the National Museum, a sobering artwork of Ned Kelly at the National Portrait Gallery, a miniature garden including a Minion and Where’s Wally and the vertical slide at Questacon. Although we all have our favourite memories, we all enjoyed our time visiting the Australian Capital.

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, the Australian Government is contributing $80 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards the costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.