A group of 24 Year 10 students from our school have recently undertaken an education tour of the national capital. Students had the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.

With visits to Old Parliament House, Parliament House, The Australian War Memorial, Government House, Questacon Science Centre, The High Court of Australia, The National Archives and many other significant cultural and civic sites, the students experienced first-hand the wheels of democracy in motion.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $260.00 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion and is used to subsidise the overall cost of the trip for each student.

The students ended the excursion with a trip to Sydney where they visited the Sydney Opera House, spent time in the Circular Quay area before catching a ferry to Manly.

Eaton Community College looks forward to continuing to offer this amazing experience to our Year 10 students in future years.