Published on: 27 April 2016

In the final week of Term 1, the Year 6 boys spent a week immersed in Australia’s democratic processes, government and law. They were on the annual Canberra Tour, a ‘big experience’ in the Preparatory School calendar, comprising 102 boys led by Head of the Preparatory School Mr Richard Wright, Director of Studies Mr Brad Hilliard and Director of Pastoral Care Planning and Co-curricular, Mrs Maria Hodges.

The four day tour included visits to all of Canberra’s prized educational venues and museums, including the Australian War Memorial, old and new Parliament House, the National Portrait Gallery, the Australian Institute of Sport, the National Archives, the National Gallery to name a few.

The boys also undertook many wonderful recreational activities including bowling, eating out at Jamie’s Italian and playing at many of Canberra’s beautiful parks.

“The Canberra tour was a fantastic experience for me, learning facts about Australia’s history and making memories that will stay with me forever,” said Oliver Clark of the tour.

“This experience is the pinnacle of learning,” said Maria Hodges. “The sense of pride and culture evoked along with an understanding of the sacrifices made to make our country the great one it is today provides the boys with an enriching experience which is an honour to be a part of.”