Thirty-eight students from North Albany Senior High School embarked on a full tour of Canberra recently. The students started their journey in Sydney by experiencing first-hand the iconic structures of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, along with visits to the world renowned Bondi beach and the Taronga Park Zoo.
Whilst in Canberra the students were afforded the opportunity to witness question time in both Houses of Parliament; they met with local MP Rick Wilson and Western Australian Senator Jordon Steele-John.
The students also sat in on a case being heard by all seven High Court judges and viewed both Saturn and Jupiter through telescopes in the ANU Research Institute on Mt Stromlo.
Our visit to the Australian War Memorial culminated in our school participating the wreath laying ceremony at the close of the day.
Other locations visited in Canberra included: Old Parliament House, Questacon, the National Gallery, the Australian Institute of Sport, the National Museum, the Australian Mint, CSIRO and the National Arboretum.
The excursion was supported by the Australian government through the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) who assisted by providing a rebate of $260.
The excursion would not have been such a success without the dutiful work of our two parent volunteers; Anthony Vanderleer and Alison Smith. A big thank you also goes out to both NASHS staff members, Mrs Bolt and Mrs Rennie, for going above and beyond whilst on tour.
The biggest thank you goes to the students who attended the excursion, they constantly represented the school in a positive light and kept true to the school values of being their best, kind, respectful, responsible and safe.
Teacher in Charge of Canberra Excursion