Canberra 2018-Year 6

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Year 6 Sydney/Canberra Educational Tour for 2018 will be held from -

September 16 - 20

Accommodation

  • Ibis Styles Motel, Canberra.
     

In 2018, the children will travel by Virgin Australia and Murray’s Coaches for the duration of the trip and will stay in hotel style accommodation with all meals (except dinner on day 5) and entry fees included.

Year 6 Trip – Why?

  • To provide children with new experiences
  • To enhance the children’s education of Democracy, Leadership and Government – Linked to the Year 6 Australian Curriculum
  • To encourage increased responsibility

Organisation

Payment is made through the excursion levy of the school fees. Permission and medical forms along with packing list and additional information will be sent out during Term 2.  

Travel Information and Blog details are available HERE 

Travel or additional insurances are optional for parents to purchase.  Medication will be collected before leaving along with pocket money (not to exceed $60). Emergency contact phone numbers will be provided to parents and students prior to departure.

​​Expectations

  • Our expectations of behaviour and treatment of fellow travellers will be the same as at school – respect, tolerance and instant following of directions is crucial
  • Children will be expected to clean up after themselves
  • Children will be expected to get a good night's sleep
  • Children are to leave credit cards, mobile phones and electrical equipment at home
  • Children do not have access to a phone on the trip
  • Children will act safely and wear seatbelts at all times and stay with their group and supervising teachers
  • Children will be expected not to exceed their spending money limit
  • Children may bring labelled digital or disposable cameras at their own risk

Itinerary

Some days may be slightly different depending on which group your child is in. 

Day 1 - ​Fly to ​Sydney; (Depart Coolangatta).  

Sydney Scenic Tour, drive to Canberra, visit Australian War Memorial

Day 2 - National Capital Exhibition Centre, Government House, National Museum, Electoral Education Centre,                  Questacon, Musuem of Australian Democracy, CSIRO Discovery, Capitol Theatre Manuka

Day 3 - Indoor Rock Climbing,Sievx Memorial, National Gallery, Government House, National Film & Sound                       Archives, National Museum, Australian Institute of Sport

Day 4 - Parliament House, CSIRO Discovery, National Film & Sound Archives, Sievx Memorial, National Gallery,               Indoor Rock Climbing, Museum of Australian Democracy, Questacon, Capitol Theatre Manuka

Day 5 - Australian Institute of Sport. Depart Canberra mid-morning. Sydney City Sights Tour. Dinner then depart                 for Sydney Airport and home.

Below is some information about the trip in 2018.  All children visit the same places however the order they visit them varies according to the bus they are on.

Day 1 - September 16

Arrive in Sydney -  Sydney Sightseeing Tour

Drive from Sydney to Canberra

Lunch at Sutton Forest

Arrive in Canberra for tour of Australian War Memorial

Accommodation at Ibis Styles, Canberra

​​Arrive Day 2 -Monday September 17

Depart to Regatta Point
Depart for Government House - Guided Tour
Depart for National Capital Exhibition Centre - Guided Tour
Depart for Museum of Australian Democracy - Who's the Boss Tour
Lunch
Depart to National Museum
Depart to Government House - Guided Tour
Depart to Electoral Education centre
Depart to Museum of Australian Democracy
Depart to CSIRO Discovery
Depart to National Capital Exhibition Centre
Dinner at Ibis Styles
Depart to Questacon
Depart to Capitol Theatre Manuka

Day 3 - Tuesday September 18

Depart to Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing
Depart to CSIRO - Guided Tour
Depart to National Museum of Australia - Self Guided Tour
Depart to Sievx Memorial - Visit
Depart to National Gallery - Guided Tour
Lunch
Depart National Gallery of Australia - Guided Tour
Depart Government House - Guided Tour
Depart to CSIRO - Guided Tour
Depart to National Film & Sound Archives - Guided Tour 
Depart to National Museum
Dinner at Ibis Styles
Depart to Australian Institute of Sport - Sports Experience
Back to Sundown Motel

Day 4 - Wednesday September 19
Depart to Parliament House
Lunch
Depart to National Gallery of Australia - Guided Tour
Depart for Museum of Australian Democracy
Depart to National Film & Sound Archives - Guided Tour 
Depart Sievx Memorial - Visit
Depart to Questacon
Depart to Capitol Theatre Manuka
Back to Ibis Styles for dinner

Day 5 - Thursday September 20

Depart Ibis Styles

Depart to Australian Institute of Sport - Tour & Sportex

Depart Canberra for Sydney

Lunch en route to Sydney

Depart Sydney City Sights tour

Dinner

Depart dinner and arrive at Airport for return flight to Gold Coast

Friday September 21​ - Students and staff have a rest day