On the morning of the 23rd of July, 37 excited students with five equally excited staff members boarded a plane for a nine day educational (with a bit of fun thrown in for good measure) trip to Sydney and Canberra.
It was a packed schedule which included tours of Sydney, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Onto Old Mogo Town for some gold mining experience, cubby making, folk dancing and dreamtime stories, then off to Canberra. Visits to Parliament House, old and new, and the War Memorial concluded with two of our students laying a wreath as the day ended with The Last Post.
Nights were filled with good food, laughter, Laser Force, Rock Climbing and Indoor Golf, but the highlight for all was the Snow Day. Tobogganing, tubing and snow fights were all part of the fun. Finally, 37 tired, but happy students and staff boarded the plane for home to reunite with their families and share what truly was an awesome experience.
Some student comments about the trip:
“My favourite place was Mogo because of the goldfields tour and gunya building.” Lachlan B
“At first line dancing was awkward, but in the end it was fun and I didn’t want to stop.” Rose V
“I had the time of my life in the snow, we made a snow fort!” Lincoln M
“I loved playing in the snow because I got to ditch snowballs at everyone.My snow memories will never melt away!” Kayden P
“Sydney and Canberra was amazing and I can’t believe how much work the teachers put into this.Thank you so much, it was an awesome experience!” Sienna R