Year 7 Canberra Trip 2019

Year 7 Students from Brisbane Adventist College have recently undertaken an education tour of the national capital. They were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. 

The Australian Government recognises the importance for all young Australians 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 $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. This financial saving has already been accounted for in the original costings of the trip. 

While we visited many interesting places, the experience allowed the cohort to form stronger friendships and a closer connection with God. We visited iconic places such as the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, Questacon, Australian Institute of Sport, and the Australian Mint. These tours provided us with a greater understanding of our history and how our country operates. 

As staff, we could not have been prouder of the way Year 7 students represented their families and school. It was fantastic to see them grow as individuals and as a group. Following our time in Canberra, we had two fantastic days on the snow at Blue Cow, and it is safe to say that all the bumps and bruises were well worth it! By the end of our time, most students had learnt how to ski, snowboard or build giant snow men. Well done Year 7 on another great trip!