School camps can provide a valuable educational experience for our students which are complementary to their learning and social development as they provide access to resources, environments and expertise that may not be available within their everyday environment.
At Kismet Park students have the opportunity to participate in school two school camps. Their first opportunity comes with a three day combined Year 3 & 4 Camp in Anglesea. A combined Years 5 & 6 tour of Canberra has been a feature of our program for many years.
The camps are held in alternate years with the year 3 & 4 Camp down to Anglesea scheduled in even years and the 5&6 Tour of Canberra scheduled for odd years.
Parents may be invited to assist with camps and excursions. When deciding which parents/carers will attend, the organising committee in consultation with the principal will take into account any valuable skills the parents/carers have to offer (e.g. medical expertise, first aid etc.). Kismet Park Primary School requires all parent or carer camp or excursion volunteers and all external providers working directly with our students to have a current Working with Students Check card.
A general overview of each camp is provided below, however please keep in mind that camp programs may alter from year to year.
YEAR 3 & 4: CAMP WILKIN, ANGLESEA
Kismet Park students have been attending Camp Wilkin for many years. We know from experience that this is an excellent camp which provides a fantastic opportunity for the students to enjoy their first school camp experience in a safe and supportive environment
During this three day camp which is generally held during November students participate in participate in a variety of activities which include archery, rope courses, flying fox, trampolining and orienteering.
YEAR 5 & 6 TOUR OF CANBERRA
Our Tour of Canberra is part of our ‘Civics and Citizenship’ study of government. During this five day tour students will experience many aspects of Canberra with highlights of this trip including:
Electoral Education Centre Educational sessions on the federal electoral system include an audio-visual presentation, an interactive display area, as well as a classroom polling place.
Australian War Memorial Anzac Legacy then teacher self-guided tour & Discovery Zone. Students have the opportunity to visit the War Memorial as this offers many ways for students to come to understand and empathise with those Australians who served and died during war.
Questacon The National Science and Technology Centre strives to promote greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community with a commitment to making that experience fun, interactive and relevant.
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House “Who’s the boss?” Journey through time and discover Australia’s democracy in exciting new exhibitions activities and historic role-plays.
Mt Ainslie Lookout A scenic drive to the top of Mt Ainslie for a perfect view of Canberra’s unique layout. Take in Lake Burley Griffin, and many of Canberra’s national attractions. See great views of the Australian War Memorial, Anzac Parade and Parliament House, along with the beautiful Snowy Mountains.
Australian Institute of Sport “AIS Tour” We go behind the scenes on an award-winning 90-minute AIS Tour. We might catch some of Australia's top athletes in training. Australian Institute of Sport – ‘AIS Sports Experience’. Complete your visit to the AIS with a Sports Experience and play on the very fields where Australia’s sporting champions train and compete. Students will participate in a 90-minute session learning the rules, skills and drills for up to three different sports and receive a certificate to recognise their involvement. Additional charges apply.
High Court of Australia Guided Tour The High Court is the highest court in the Australian Judicial System. The function of the High Court is to interpret and apply the law of Australia. The tour includes an overview of the history, role and powers of the Court, as well as an explanation of the workings of the court rooms. Students will also visit the Australian Constitution Centre exhibition.
The National Arboretum Come and experience one of the world's largest living collections of rare, endangered and significant trees. Winner of the World Architecture Festival for landscape, the National Arboretum surrounds visitors with panoramic views, stunning architecture and the natural beauty of trees and gardens from Australia and around the world. Royal Australian Mint The Mint provides links to science and technology, art and history. Discovering some interesting facts about the history of coins in Australia, and how coins are made.