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Year 6 Canberra Trip

21/10/2014
2014 Year Six Trip to Canberra
 
 
Highfields Year 6 students have safely returned from their trip to Canberra. During the week away students learnt many life lessons such as independence, respectful social interactions, problem solving, following directions, teamwork, organisation and self-awareness.
 
Participation in a wide variety of visits and educational programs has enabled students to better understand Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. We would like to thank the Australian Government for their support through the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) Program by providing a travel subsidy for our students to visit our national institutions. This contribution will be paid directly to the school and has already been factored into the cost of the trip.
 
The trip was also made possible as a result of thorough preparation, incredible collective experience and immense personal and professional commitment of the teachers who attended - Mr Peter Thornton, Mrs Angie Cooper, Mrs Kaylene Carswell, Mrs Robyn White, Mr Andrew Mathewson, Miss Brennan and our chaplain Mr Bell.
 
 
Sunday 5th October
Excitement builds
Farewells to families
Bus trip with innovative sleeping positions used
Chilly toilet stops!
Who won the footy??
Monday 6th October
Breakfast in Cowra
Arrive in Canberra and straight to Questacon – science fun!
Became avid art critics in the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery of Australia
Cabins at last – Canberra isn’t meant to be hot!!.
AIS tour and shopping…zzzzzz
Tuesday 7th October
National Museum of Australia
Parliament House
Best behaviour and smart looking students in school uniforms
Insightful questions and knowledgeable answers
House of Reps Role play
A talk from a staff member from Ian McFarlane’s office
Australian War Memorial – a reflective time
Ten Pin Bowling – lots of strikes!
 
Wednesday 8th October
Cooma – deck ourselves out ready for some snow!
Home cooking so YUM!
Perisher Valley – there was just enough snow!!
Toboggan slides – amazing slope for speed
Red beanies courtesy of Stonestreets!
Perfect weather!
 
 
Thursday 9th October
Pack up and clean up cabins
Zoo and Aquarium - love the white lions
High Court of Australia – observed a case in progress
Electoral Commission – Amazingly Banana Won!
Maccas at Cowra
Bye and thanks to our Stonestreets drivers Nick & Peter
VERY long bus trip home arriving safe in Highfields with many magical memories!
 
 
 
Cheers and Zzzzzzzzzzz…..