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Excursions

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Educational excursions provide enriching experiences for all students in a variety of contexts. Excursions are valued at ADHS because they support the vision and philosophy of the school by:

  • extending the learning that occurs within the classroom, including the development of personal attributes such as enterprise, courage, commitment and the ability to work in teams
  •  recognising the learning which occurs outside the classroom
  •  making learning within the school real and relevant with practical applications, thereby promoting a belief in life-long learning
  •  providing opportunities for learning outside the school context which may not otherwise be available to all students
  •  extending the gifts and talents of individual students.

Excursions are an important part of the experience offered to students of ADHS.  Throughout the year, many excursions enrich our educational program and include visits to local institutions and events, camps and Australian tours and even international trips.  Excursions offered each year vary according to curriculum needs and demand but the following have been run in the past:

  • Cambodia- Students raised the money required to build new homes for an entire community.
  • Italy- Cultural tour.
  • Japan- Japanese language students spent two weeks visiting their buddy students from our Sister School, Tomioka Higashi Junior High School in Tokushima Prefecture, Shikoku and touring the country (this trip is scheduled for 2014).
  • Gold Coast- An end of year excursion that included visits to the theme parks.
  • Central Australia- Included visits to the major attractions such as Uluru.
  • Tasmania- This trip offered students the opportunity to visit many of the Apple Isle's attractions.
  • Gallipoli ANZAC Remembrance Tour to Turkey, France and Germany (this trip is scheduled for 2015).
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