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Year Six Camp

The Year Six Curriculum Camp combines our study of Federal Parliament and national history with elements of Outdoor Education. This year the entire camp is based in Canberra and its immediate surrounds. Students will experience the role that the city plays as our National Capital before moving on to three days surrounded by the Australian Bush that was so appealing to those who selected Canberra as the capital's location.

To allow sufficient time to each purpose our camp is six days in length. Prior to 2012 Year Six undertook two camps which combined saw the students away from home for nine days. Last Year a combined Camp and Canberra excursion was trialed and the feedback from that has been used when designing this year’s camp. It is hoped that this year students will experience less time travelling, more time at key venues in Canberra and retain an Outdoor Education experience that will be relevant to future camps. 

The camp departs on Sunday 12th May and returns Friday 17th May. Our departure date is Mother's Day, but our buses will not leave until 2 pm. This should allow families to spend important time together on this significant day and for those who look forward to the Mother's Day Classic to still be fully involved.

While in Canberra students will visit Parliament House, National Museum and War Memorial, Questacon, Art Gallery and Film Sound Australia. Our camp component will be centred around two nights in tents with daytime activities that including Mountain Biking, Raft Building and Canoeing at locations on Lake Burley Griffin, Mt Stromlo and Cotter Dam Reserve.

More detailed information will be sent home throughout this term including a full itinerary and packing list. This communication is to allow advanced notice so that plans can be made around our departure date and time.

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