students outside Parliament House in Canberra

Canberra Camp

Our Year 5/6 students recently returned from Canberra Camp accompanied by staff and parents. It was a wonderful opportunity for parents to share in their children’s learning. Highlights included: Australian Parliament House, National Art Gallery, Museum of Democracy and the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. The Canberra Camp is considered a rite of passage for Lance Holtians, the younger children look forward to their own Canberra Camp experience.

‘Canberra Camp was truly an experience. I learnt all sorts of things about democracy and our country. It was a once in a life time experience. I loved it.” Felix, Year 6

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. Students were given the opportunity to particpate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government provided funding of $310 per student through the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate towards the cost of the educational tour to Canberra directly to the school.

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