Canberra Camp

Allina, Sophie & Dwayne with Minister Burney

Students from Year 7 and 8 recently embarked on a week long camp in Canberra, an education tour of the national capital. Students were 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 our school in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government contributed funding of $67.50 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs.


Reflection by Malakai

A highlight from Canberra Camp was Parliament House because I have never seen such a wide building and all the work that happens in there. We saw lots of Senators from the viewing platform. The excursion was fun becuase we were able to act like we were in Parliament. 


The role-play was the best because we were arguing about Fossil Fuels and if free Electric Cars were good for the country or not. The government party won because they had the majority of politicians but all the people from the middle agreed with the opposition (independents, greens).


Overall it was a fun excursion but I wish it was longer!