School may be a little quieter with all of Year 7 away this week and we are having a fabulous time.
We’ve dropped in on Sydney and are now visiting many of the highlights of our nation’s capital, Canberra.
Our week began very early but with much nervous excitement at the prospect of flying, for many for the very first time.
Taronga Zoo was a wonderful place to quickly explore and take in the sights of Sydney Harbour before we boarded our coaches to head to Canberra.
The excitement continued with another early start for our snow day down at Thredbo and we were so lucky to have the weather clear to be able to have lots of fun on the slopes tobogganing and playing in the snow. Again, for most, this was a first-time experience and they absolutely loved it.
On Wednesday we got down to the serious business of learning about Parliament and the making of Canberra. We ended our day at the Australian War Memorial, taking part in the Closing Ceremony which was very moving. Thank you to our Year 7 representatives, Olivia Ellis and Mason White, for doing our class and our school proud.
Two more days packed with things to see and do, so maybe we won’t want to come home! Okay, maybe we will – 30°C temperatures are more appealing than the chill of Canberra! See you soon, parents and caregivers.
Friday will also be a highlight as our very own Sunshine Coast federal MP, Mr Andrew Wallace, has cleared his schedule to arrange to meet our Year 7s at Parliament House for our tour tomorrow. He was so impressed when he came to visit our class two weeks ago that he decided he’d like to give us a personal tour! A student asked if he would show us his office but I think that was asking too much.
GCC Families can see many of the photos here
and on Pixevety.
Tania Calais, Year 7 Coordinator