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August 03
Canberra Camp 2017 Round up

It was two weeks ago that eighty-six weary but happy Year 6 students and seven staff (myself included) landed at Brisbane Airport after six days in Sydney, Canberra and the snow. After a very early flight to Sydney on Sunday morning, we made our way by coach to Canberra. Our first excursion was a guided tour of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) on Sunday afternoon. 

 On Monday we visited the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, “New” Parliament House, Mt Ainslie and Questacon.  Tuesday was spent tobogganing on the slopes at Smiggin Holes in the Snowy Mountains.  On Wednesday we visited the National Library, the National Portrait Gallery and the Australian War Memorial.  Wednesday night was spent at the AIS participating in the “Sports Experience” before watching the Men’s World International Volleyball final between Australia and New Zealand. Australia won 3-0!  Thursday was spent at the Australian Electoral Commission, the Royal Australian Mint, the Australian Museum and the National Arboretum. We packed up early on Friday to travel to Sydney where we spent the day visiting Taronga Zoo before our late flight home to Brisbane.

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 families in meeting the cost of the excursion, the Australian Government contributes funding of $60 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs.  This rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.
It is great to report that guides, officials and general members of the public regularly commented on the exemplary behaviour and manners of the children.  Well done all Year 6 Camp Hill students and staff!
Larissa Wills


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