Year 6 have recently undertaken an education tour of the national capital. Students have been given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. 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 of the excursion the Australian Government has contributed funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.
While in Canberra our students visited the Australian Institute of Sport, the National Capital Exhibit, the National Museum of Australia, New and Old Parliament House, the Electoral Education Commission, Questacon and the Australian War Memorial.
At The Australian War Memorial our school captains, Max, Maddy, Lachlan and Charlotte, had the honour of laying at wreath at the Last Post Ceremony.
As always our students represented our school with honour and we received favourable comments at every location about their behaviour and manners.