Year 5/6 camp to Canberra went off without a hitch. Students loved being away for the week after several years of camps being cancelled due to COVID. They were enthusiastic, engaged and energetic with all activities that we did. Before going to Canberra, students were immersed into the world of government and politics. This fit well with our state election also in full swing at the time. In Canberra we visited the Australian Museum of Democracy (old parliament house), Australian Electoral Commission, Parliament House, Questacon, Australian Gallery and lots more. At Parliament House we visited both the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as running a mock parliamentary sitting in a room right next to the Prime Minister’s office! The entire camp was an absolute delight and everyone who went, even the adults, had a blast! We must give thanks to PACER - Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program that has provided a subsidy to assist with the cost of the camp. As we live a long way away from Canberra, the program provides $45 per student to go towards the overall costs - all together totaling $2295 for Sacred Heart. This rebate was already incorporated into the cost that parents were required to pay for camp. A huge thank you to PACER for their support.