The Year 5 and Year 6 class goes to Canberra as part of their unit on Politics and Government. They visit various key locations, including Question, National Capital Exhibition Centre, Old and New Parliament House, Australian War Memorial, National Gallery, National Museum of Australia and the Australian Mint. They also tour the Embassies and have a day tubing and tobogganing in the snow at Perisher. On the last day they have a day trip to Sydney where they see some key sights such as the Opera House, Circular Quay and Bondi Beach.
Prior to the camp they learn the three levels of Government and the different roles and laws governing us. They also learn the importance of voting by running a mock election. They visit the Electoral Education Centre and the WA Parliament House. Also, each child chooses one place that they will be visiting on camp and presents a brochure to the other students about that place. They will also study Australian artists in Art lessons.
Post camp each child is expected to produce a journal reflecting on their Canberra experience and their own learning and personal reflections.