Safety Bay students tour Sydney and Canberra

During the first week of Term 4, a group of 27 Safety Bay Senior High School students from Year’s 9, 10 and 11 along with three staff members had the incredible opportunity to tour the educational highlights of Sydney and Canberra. The first few days were spent exploring the historic ‘Rocks’ area of Sydney, as well as the major sights such as the Opera House and Taronga Zoo.

We then jumped on the bus and undertook an educational tour of our national capital, Canberra. Students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. This included visiting the Australian Institute of Sport, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, CSIRO, Questacon, National Library and of course Parliament House to name a few of the many great places we got to visit!

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 is contributing funding of $240 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.