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 the School in meeting the cost of this camp, the Australian Government contributed funding for students under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program. The rebate is paid directly to the School upon completion of the excursion.
We visited the War Memorial, Old Parliament House and the Parliamentary Education Office at Parliament House where the class passed a mock bill for a sustainable alternative energy car and fuel rebate. We then ventured onward to the Snowy Mountains and had an incredible week of skiing where we experienced many different kinds of snow, including fluffy, light snow flakes that landed on eyelashes; small round polystyrene snow flakes;
sleet; icy dagger flakes and stinging and wind-driven icicle flakes!
As well as the snow, we had two lovely days of clear blue skies with deep, soft, easy to ski snow. Everyone (except for one with a sprained ankle), learned to ski or snow board or both, and enjoyed the experience.
Many thanks to everyone who helped make this a memorable journey.
Class 6 Teacher