On Monday 27 March, the Year 5 and 6 students from Concordia College, St Peters Campus, headed to Canberra for their tour of our nation’s capital.
Our students were very excited to be visiting Canberra. For many of our students, this was their first time in Canberra and for some of our students it was their first time on a plane.
Mrs Jakube from St Peters Campus and Mrs Thomas from Concordia Campus joined me as staff on the four-day trip.
Some of the highlights of the camp included visiting Parliament House where students were fortunate enough to meet our local member for the seat of Boothby, Ms Louise Miller-Frost MP. Ms Miller-Frost spent significant time with our students, talking about how she entered politics and what it is like being a politician.
Other highlights included the Australian War Memorial, Old Parliament House, Government House, Questacon, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Mint, the National Museum of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia and the Portrait Gallery.
Our Canberra Camp tied in beautifully with our current unit of inquiry on Government and the practical experiences that our students were exposed to will enable them to have a deeper understanding on the role of Government and how it influences our lives.
Our students represented the College well throughout the whole trip.
It is wonderful that our students had the opportunity to visit Canberra and I know that everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time there.
Year 5/6 Teacher