The students in Stage 3 thoroughly enjoyed the 3-day overnight excursion to Canberra from Monday 22nd August to Wednesday 24th August where they undertook an education tour of the national capital. Students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy which supports the learning currently taking place in our classrooms.
It was an early start on the first day with many hours spent travelling on the bus. The students visited Parliament house, the Museum of Australian Democracy and Questacon before departing for our accommodation at Berridale. It didn’t take long for the students to settle into their rooms for the next few days. On day two of the excursion, the students woke to snow before having breakfast and departing for a fun day of snow play and exploring the Kosciusko Education Centre. It was a very early start for our last day, as we needed to be packed with all our belongings and students on the bus ready to depart at 7am. Our last day saw students visit the National Museum of Australia, the National Arboretum Canberra, and the Australian War Memorial.
This overnight excursion was not possible without the support of Ms Meddows, the attending teachers Mrs Surplice, Mr Verey, Miss Bui, Miss Tai, Miss Zhang and our lovely office ladies. I would also like to note 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 is contributing funding of $30 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards the cost of the overnight excursion. The rebate will be paid directly to the school and was already included in the costing information provided to families.
Please ensure you check out the photos posted on the MRPS Facebook page to see the fantastic time students had.