Students from St Thomas have recently undertaken 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 families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.
Last week, Year 5 and 6 students went to Canberra on a one night, two day excursion. Both days were long but really fun and interesting and we had lovely weather for it. The students were able to visit many of the attractions of Canberra, including the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and of course Questacon! Much of what we learnt on our trip has contributed to our Stage Three History program.