The Year 11 Study Tour was a memorable experience for all who were able to attend. It started at 5:30 am on Thursday 17 August when the students arrived at school eager to board the coach bound for Avondale College. Students were shown around the college and ate most of their meals in the cafeteria on campus. This gave them a real taste of what it’s like to be a university student and provided them the opportunity to ask questions of lecturers and other students about the courses and career paths available.
The next leg of the journey was a visit to Darling Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the Centre Point Tower. This was followed by a visit to the Australian War Memorial. While still in Canberra the students also went to the AIS, New and Old Parliament House and Questacon.
The final part of the tour was at Blue Cow Ski Resort, where most of the students experienced snow for the first time. The students experienced snow falling while on the mountain and this encouraged the students to get out and have fun skiing and snowboarding.
We would like to thank the Australian Government and the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program for contributing funding of $60 per eligible student towards meeting the cost of travel expenses. This program assists in providing increased understanding of the Civics Education in Australia.
-Mr Roger Wareham, Year 11 Co-ordinator