The annual Canberra and Sydney Tour has become a highlight for Year 9 students at Hedland Senior High School. It offers students the opportunity to not only experience the institutions that collectively represent Australia’s democracy and nationhood, but to forge bonds and memories of friendships. For many, it is a significant first time away from family traveling inter-state.

Next year’s Canberra and Sydney Tour is scheduled for 27 June to 5 July 2020. Students will participate in a wide range of programs that build understanding of how the country is governed, laws are made, electoral processes and rights, Australian identity, history and heritage. The activities supplement the Western Australian curriculum delivered at school for Year 9 History and Civics & Citizenship.

Humanities and Social Sciences are offering a first round intake for all 2019 Year 8 students interested in joining the tour. To be considered for this highly competitive excursion, students need to:

  • Submit an Expression of Interest Form with parental/ carer consent
  • Demonstrate good attendance rate (over 85%)
  • Demonstrate a responsible attitude and ability to follow school rules
  • Display sound academic standing

The final cost of the tour will be determined once the number of students is confirmed; however, the cost is not expected to exceed $3000 (Based on a number of 40 or more students). Additionally, students will receive a Parliamentary rebate of $260.00.

If you would like for your child to attend the tour, please ensure they register their interest by completing the attached Expression of Interest Form. The form must be returned to the HASS OFFICE by 3pm Wednesday 4 December 2019. Late or incomplete forms will not be accepted. Notification of a position at camp will be made in writing no later than Friday 13 December 2019.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information.

Dillon Webb

Teacher Coordinator Canberra & Sydney Tour 2020

Email: dillon.webb@education.wa.edu.au

Phone: 08 9172 8000