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					                                      2013 Canberra Tour
                                            Years 5/6
                                      26 -30th August 2013

1 May 2013

Dear Parents/Carers of all Years 5/6 students,

It’s that time of the year again as the preparations for our annual camp begins! This year we have selected
a tour to Canberra so that our students can experience the many and varied cultural institutions in the
National Capital. Participating in a wide range of programs in Canberra will build students’ understanding
of how we are governed, how laws are made, electoral processes and rights, Australian identity, history
and heritage.

We will travel by seatbelt equipped coach, leaving on Monday 26 August at 7: 00am and arriving back by
approximately 6:00pm on Friday 30 August. While in Canberra we will stay at the Capital Country Holiday
Village, Federal Highway, Sutton. Our tour will be organised by Trekset Tours.

This notice is the first of several and is about finding out the numbers of students who will be attending
camp, so that organisational and costing details can be finalised. We can’t give a definite cost until we
have the final numbers attending. We are expecting the cost to be approximately $500. We are asking for a
deposit of $100 to be paid with this expression of interest.


Anne /Meredith
Year 5/6 Camp co-ordinators

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My child,         ______________________ (please print)

will / will not (please circle) be attending the Canberra Tour from Monday 26th
August – Friday 30th August.

I have enclosed a deposit of $100.

Name:           ____________________________________(of parent or guardian)

Signature: ___________________________________
Proposed activities include:

The Royal Australian Mint, an observation of the stages of the minting process.

The Australian National Gallery which houses our national art collection. Here we take a guided tour.

The High Court of Australia, the pinnacle of the Australian judicial system. Attendants will explain
the features of this building.

The Australian Institute of Sport which provides sports training and competition facilities of world
standard. Whilst here, we will have a 40 minute guided tour of the facility followed by 40 minutes
in the AIS Visitors Centre.

The Electoral Education Centre which provides students with first-hand knowledge about the
electoral process. Sessions include an audio-visual presentation, an interactive display area and a
classroom/polling place.

The National Museum to experience Australia’s history, cultures and environment.

Parliament House, the home of the national parliament where we will have a guided tour and
education program.

The National Capital Planning Display for audio visual displays, models, photographs and drawings
which explain how and why Canberra was built in its unique way.

The Australian War Memorial, containing the Hall of Memory, Roll of Honour, Aeroplane Hall and
the War Museum, where relics of Australia's involvement in conflicts since 1885 portray Australian
men and women at war from Gallipoli to Vietnam.

The National Science & Technology Centre. A fascinating hands-on science exhibition which houses
over one hundred and fifty exhibits in six galleries. Each gallery represents a different aspect of
science and technology.

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