In the first week of Term 4 this year, Carey Baptist Grammar School’s Year 6 Donvale students undertook an education tour of the National Capital, Canberra. While on this tour, all 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 our School and you in meeting the cost of the educational experience, the Australian Government is contributing funding under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program towards the travel expenses incurred. This letter to the parents is part of the accountability requirements as set down by the Commonwealth Government and the contribution is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.
The students are appreciative of the important establishments and 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 Portrait Gallery, Australian Institute of Sport, Royal Australian Mint, National Capital Exhibition, Cockington Green Gardens, CSIRO Discovery Centre, National Dinosaur Museum, National Zoo and Aquarium, National Arboretum Canberra, Mount Ainslie Lookout and Parliamentary Triangle Viewing Platform, and various Diplomatic Missions and Embassies.
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.
Upper Primary School Co-ordinator