Year 8 Canberra Excursion 2019

Year 8 students from North Albany Senior High School (NASHS) recently returned from an excursion that saw them travel over 4000km, from Albany to Perth to Sydney to Canberra and home.

Whilst in Sydney the students visited iconic structures and locations such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Taronga Park Zoo, the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Sydney Opera House.

Students then travelled to Canberra and experienced numerous sights and venues important in understanding what it means to be an Australian citizen. Places included:

  • Parliament house
  • National Museum of Australia
  • Museum of Australian Democracy
  • High Court
  • Mt Stromlo Observatory
  • Questacon
  • National Art Gallery
  • CSIRO Discovery Centre
  • National Capital Exhibition
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Australian War Memorial.

Many students experienced snow for the first time when the group visited the Corin Forest Resort in the Brindabella Ranges.

But without a doubt the opportunity to participate in the Last Post Ceremony on the Friday at the Australian War Memorial was a highlight for all students and staff.

North Albany Senior High would like to acknowledge the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) scheme for greatly assisting in reducing the costs of the excursion ($340 per student).

An excursion of this nature requires teachers and parents to volunteer their valuable time. This year parent helpers Ms Siobhan Hepworth, Ms Kellie Burton, and Mr Brent Offer along with teachers Ms Alison Quinn and Mr Tony Stokes gave up a week of their own time to help with this valuable experience. On behalf of North Albany Senior High school, the students and parents of participating students, thank you.  Your contribution was most appreciated.

Expressions of interests have already gone out for next year’s excursion, and due to high demand an application process has been put in place.

Mr Adam Tetlow