CANBERRA STUDY TOUR 2017
Families of students in Year 6 in 2017, please be advised of the date for the Canberra Study Tour - Monday 24 July - Thursday 27 July 2017 (Week 3, Term 3).
Final costings and payment plans will not be available until later in Term 1 however it is anticipated that the final cost will be around $1,100.00. Information sessions will occur in Term 1 also and the website will be regularly updated.
The $120 deposit is due by Friday 5 May 2017. An invoice and letter were sent home on Tuesday 18 April,
To enhance students’ learning, some classes may take part in special activities, either at school or away from it. Every effort will be made to provide information about planned excursions through term overviews and in our school Newsletter.
On each occasion, you will be notified and your permission will be sought for your child’s participation. Students will be unable to attend these events if written permission from parents/caregivers is not received, if there is a cost, it is to be paid in full before final date for payment
Parents’ help in attending excursions to assist with supervision will sometimes be requested.
The camping program offered to students in Years 5 and 6 each year are an integral part of our co-curriculum program. The camps are designed to allow students to experience activities that will require risk taking, leadership, team work, independence and problem solving.
The Year 5 camp normally occurs in November each year. Students travel by bus to the QCCC at Mapleton in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The three day and two night camp experience allows students opportunities to participate in a variety of activities such as canoeing, orienteering, archery, climbing wall and glider possum. All activities are led by professional and well qualified camp instructors. Students are accompanied by Coorparoo State School teachers and staff and serves as a great introduction to the school's camp program.
Opportunities are provided by the students in Year 6 to travel to the nation's capital for a four day study tour to Canberra. The study tour cements the learning that has occurred in the classroom around the key areas of civics and citizenship, history and geography. The Australian Government may subsidise part of the cost of the tour through its PACER rebate. Students fly to Canberra and travel to all venues during the week by bus. Students may visit Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy (formerly Old Parliament House), The Australian War Memorial as well as the Australian Electoral Commission Education Centre. Recent study tours have included visits to The Australian Institute of Sport, The National Gallery, The Indonesian Embassy, Questacon, The National Exhibition Centre, The National Museum and many other fantastic venues around Canberra. Students are accompanied by their classroom teachers and other school staff members. The tour usually takes place in Term 3.
Please note the following dates for:
Year 6 - Canberra, Monday 24 July - Thursday 27 July 2017 (TBC; Week 3, Term 3)
Year 5 – Mapleton Camp, 2017 TBC (Week 5, Term 4)