6 April 2023

Carey in Canberra

Donvale
Carey in Canberra
Carey in Canberra
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In the sixth week of Term 1 this year, Carey Baptist Grammar School, Donvale undertook an education tour of the National Capital, Canberra. While on this tour all Year 6 students participated in a variety of educational programs focussed on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit their national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship Education. To assist in meeting the cost of the educational experience, the Australian Government is contributing funding of $45.00 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program towards the travel expenses incurred.

The students are appreciative of the important establishments and prominent landmarks they visited during the field experience such as Parliament House, Old Parliament House, Australian War Memorial, Australian Electoral Commission, and also a number of ‘places of interest’, including Government House, National Museum of Australia, National Film and Sound Archive, Australian Institute of Sport, Royal Australian Mint, National Capital Exhibition including Reconciliation Place, CSIRO Discovery Centre, National Dinosaur Museum, National Science and Technology Centre (QUESTACON), Mount Ainslie Lookout and Parliamentary Triangle Viewing Platform, and various Diplomatic Missions and Embassies.

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We trust that this wonderful educational tour was certainly a rewarding experience for all students, and we would like to thank the Australian Government for their support of this program.

Andrew Raines
Upper Primary School Co-ordinator, Junior School Donvale

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