As the school year of 2015 drew to a close the educational opportunities for 31 of our Year 10 students took an exciting turn as they jetted off on the 2015 annual Sydney-Canberra National Capital Visit. In Canberra, Excursions to both old and new Houses of Parliament, the Australian War Memorial and several of our National Art Galleries and Museums were interspersed with a packed itinerary of social and educational opportunities for the students. Physical activities such as an evening ice skating were balanced with the more cerebral visits to Questacon; evenings in with fun activity/quiz nights were offset by evenings out at the National Dinosaur Museum. Our time in Sydney, while shorter, did not lack excitement either. Over a two day period the group managed visits to museums, shopping expeditions, quiet movie times at Imax and of course, the highlight of the Sydney leg, the climbing of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Adding to the unique opportunities, we were joined in this year’s by TV heart throb, Nic Westaway from ‘Home and Away’ who took time away from a Christmas social event with his fellow cast members to catch up with the Margaret River crew from his home town.

Special thanks for the success of this trip go to the whole school community whose support makes it possible for such trips to take place. We would also like to thank the Federal Government whose support in the form of $260 per student through the PACER program make this excursion affordable for so many students each year.

For those contemplating joining us for the 2016 trip, keep your eyes open, information will be coming out soon through the school website and morning notices.

Looking forward to taking a new crew in 2016,

Martin Keen

Sydney-Canberra Excursion Co-ordinator