Recently, the children in Year 6 visited Canberra for three days as part of their unit of study ‘Australia as a Nation’. The children were excellent representatives of St John Fisher Catholic School, being complimented on their knowledge, behaviour, friendliness and manners at all of the venues we visited and also by our coach driver and tour guide.
In a packed itinerary, the children visited: Questacon, The National Art Gallery, The War Memorial, Parliament House, The Electoral Education Centre, The National Dinosaur Museum, The Australian Institute of Sport, Old Parliament House, embassy tours, Black Mountain Tower and Government House. It was an exhausting, but enjoyable and very worthwhile educational experience. The children were accompanied by Mrs French, Mr Burns and Mr Perkins.
St John Fisher Catholic School would like to acknowledge the financial assistance the Australian federal government provides to help offset travel costs associated with this educational excursion, through the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) programme.