Published on: 11 April 2019

Over 100 of our Year 6 boys are in Canberra this week as part of a five-day exploration and inquiry.

The boys have visited Parliament House where they participated in a role play activity and learnt first-hand about the Australian Constitution. The boys have also been fortunate to visit Government House and spend time at the Australian War Memorial, where they heard stories from a war veteran.

“This trip is an integral part of the Year 6 education program matched to the phase of learning – Inquiry with Initiative,” says Years 5 and 6 Coordinator, Mrs Sally McKinnon.

“This phase encourages the boys to become excited by the world around them, to further develop initiative and leadership skills and to become more independent.”

“At the end of each day, the boys take time to write about their experiences in their journals.”

“This week, the boys have spent time at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO taking part in a number of hands on experiments and research activities, and also joined girls from Methodist Ladies’ College for some fun with Ten Pin bowling.”

All members of the tour arrive back to Perth this afternoon and we wish them a safe return!

Discover more about our Preparatory School’s Phases of Learning here.