Year 7 students have recently undertaken our annual ski trip and education tour of the national capital. We had two days at Smiggin Holes – Perisher, learning to ski as the snow fell. We then had the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs in Canberra with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage, and democracy.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their civics and citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion, the Australian Government contributes funding of $60 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.