Years 5 and 6 Sydney and Canberra Trip

In the second week of Term 3, the Years 5 and 6 students embarked on a 5-day trip to Sydney and Canberra. The children were full of enthusiasm as they took part in this amazing experience. The first stop was Sydney where the children got to drive over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, see the Sydney Opera House and visit Taronga Zoo where some of the children went on a sky safari. In Canberra the students visited the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian War Memorial, Electoral Education Centre, Old Parliament House, Parliament House, Mint, Government House and Questacon. The children got to sit in the House of Representatives in the Old Parliament House and do a re-enactment of parliament using dress ups. A day in the snow at Perisher snow fields, tobogganing and snow ball throwing, was the highlight of the week. The school received positive feedback on several occasions from the general public about the exceptional behaviour displayed by the students while they were away.

Here is what some of the students wrote about their trip:

Jassy McEffer said “I found going to The Royal Australian Mint fun as we got to see and learn how our coins are made. We also saw how the robots help out.”

Bridie Prendergast – “At Questacon I went on the giant drop twice. I was really scared the first time because the bar that you had to hang off was slippery and my hands were very sweaty. The man tells you when to drop and I thought that I would fall before he said so.”

Joanela Purcell – “I enjoyed the snow because it was my first time seeing snow!”

Teagan O’Sullivan – “I loved going to the Australian Institute of Sport and seeing the athletes practising volleyball”

Sophie Gleich – “My favourite animals at Taronga Zoo were the giraffes, penguins, chimpanzees and elephants” 

Emily Campbell-Slater – “We are very thankful of the experiences of being able to go down to Sydney and Canberra to many places that we have never been to before”

DJ Olbes – “Our Canberra trip was a very fun and interesting experience”.​