Posts Tagged 'excursion'

Student Exchange Open Day

Ever wanted to study abroad for 2 weeks to 11 months? AFS have over 57 countries to choose from, with programs still available for departures in late 2014 and early 2015. You can have the chance to brush up on your French language, learn Spanish or how about learning Finnish?

There’s scholarships available, so come along to find out about these and much more.  Attend our local student exchange Open Day. You’ll meet our team of local volunteers and returned students and have all your questions answered.

When: Sunday 8th June 11am-1pm

Where: Civic Library, Civic Square Canberra

For more information and to register head to

Indonesian Day at the ANU

On Thursday 24th of October, “Bu Ce” (Ms Edwards, the Indonesian teacher at Stromlo) will be taking Indonesian students to an exciting event run by the ANU Faculty of Asian Studies.

Indonesia Day is a free event, open to ANU students as well as secondary school students from the ACT and the surrounding region. It will immerse students in the rich and unique culture that Indonesia has to offer. This year’s event will commence with a presentation by an ex-Indonesian studies student followed by a musical performance. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in various workshops in Indonesian language, music and dance followed by a traditional Indonesian lunch. At the end of the day students will be invited to participate as a group in the traditional Papuan ‘Sarjojo’ dance.

Indonesia Day 2013 is sure to be a fun-filled day that will equip students with a new set of skills and a deeper understanding of our closest Asian neighbour.

Permission notes have been sent home with year 7 Indonesian students – please get them back by Monday 21st or contact Ms Edwards in the English faculty for a new note.

Photos for the event:

In order to encourage students to engage with social media on the day the organisers of the event would like to publish photos of the students on the College of Asia and the Pacific facebook page. If you would like to give consent for this, please fill out this survey:

Students prepare to Come Alive!

The year 9/10 Page to Stage class are stepping up their preparation for the Come Alive Festival at the National Museum of Australia next term. The group of students researched their favourite exhibits after an excursion early this term and presented their ideas to the class for a vote. The winning topics were Olga Horak’s story and the intrigue around Roger Tichborne. The plays will be presented in two different styles, the first piece portrays the sensitive content in a mixed media form, with lots of sound, movement and mask, while the second is a more light-hearted courtroom dramedy.

The performance will be in Week 3, Term 4. You can check out either the matinee or evening show on October 29th and, while tickets are free, bookings are highly recommended!

SRC Report

This year the Stromlo SRC has been busy arranging lots of fundraisers for the school. Our main goal for this year has been school bubblers, but we have also managed to save for two new bins for out the front of the school.

Early last term, the student representative councils from Stromlo, Telopea, Melrose and Alfred Deakin all met up for a three day camp at Long Beach. There we came up with the idea for this year’s School Networking day, “You R U Day”. It was awesome meeting all the other people from the different schools. “You R U Day” will be held in Week 9 of this term and all the schools are currently busy getting everything ready for it. From the looks of things, it should be a great day and we’re all looking forward to it.

Some other SRC initiatives that have happened during the year include the disco which was held last term, selling lolly bags to raise money for the bubblers and some free uniform days. Daffodil Day is currently under way. We’ve been selling daffodils to raise money for the Cancer Council for all of this week.

Some up coming events to look forward to are RSPCA Cupcake day, the 40 hour famine (remember to sign up online to win house points as well) and of course You R U day!

That’s all for now,

The Stromlo SRC

Central Australia Trip- Information Session

A pre-departure meeting will be held in the school library on Tuesday 17th September at 5.30pm for all those participating in the Central Australia Trip.

Sydney Trip 2013

The trip to Sydney will be held again this year on Wednesday July 3,  week 10 term 2.

There are still a few sports available on the trip, with notes and monies due to the finance office by Friday 28th July.

The trip is now open for any student in year 9 or 10 studying Humanities. The trip will include a behind the scenes look into the kitchen of Sydney Tower then followed by a buffet lunch.

After lunch we will be travelling to the Police Justice Museum and participating in a tour.

The cost of the trip includes the above activities, bus travel to and from Sydney, and teacher cover for the day. Total trip cost is $105.

If you would like to attend the excursion please see Mr Yu or Miss Makowski for a note and send your money to the finance office as soon as possible. No money or notes will be accepted after Friday 28th July.

Ski Trip 2013

The Stromlo High School Ski Trip is being held on Friday 23rd August (Week 5, Term 3) at Thredbo, NSW. The cost of the excursion is $170 per student, which includes travel by bus to Thredbo, lift pass, two hour beginner group lesson, ski boots/stocks hire or snowboard/boots hire and helmet hire. This is a fantastic opportunity for all students, whether they are beginners or pros, to have a great day at the snow! This excursion is being filled on a first in, first served basis, so get your permission note from Ms Haley in the English Staffroom! Any questions, please contact Julia Haley (

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

On Thursday the 23rd of May, a group of students were invited to see Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform at the University of Canberra. It was an impressive, educative and moving show, allowing students to interact with the group and discuss ideas and thoughts about the different types of instruments, how they work together and the history behind the composition.

We arrived at the School of Music, and waited patiently along with other schools until we were welcomed into the theatre – the performance pretty much began straight away. The orchestra blew the audience away by playing classic compositions by Beethoven and Stravinsky and between songs, took time to individually pick out the different roles of the different instruments, giving us a better understanding of how composers use musical elements such as tone colour, dynamics and tempo to provide emotion and story to their symphonies.

Overall, it was an amazing opportunity to learn about music and to witness pure talent.

“It was awesome” – Andrew

“Something that everyone should experience” – Madzi

 “It was great that they interacted with the audience” –Carlina

Written by Olivia Torresan

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Concert

We are running an excursion to see Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform at Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music, this Thursday 23rd May. The concert will be an interactive performance allowing students to hear individual instruments as well as experiencing a live orchestra first hand. There are some places still available for this performance. Permission notes can be collected from Ms Morton in the Arts Staffroom.

New York Arts Tour 2013 Update

The tour planning is going really well. We’ve made a healthy buffer of money from the fundraising which is very pleasing, and we will be increasing these funds in a soon to be announced Cadbury’s Chocolate drive. We would like to reach our target of $6000 to spend on your children once in New York, so every bit of fundraising helps.

There are two events to add to the calendar for this term. The first is a team building event to be held at the National Gallery of Australia. A guided tour is arranged for students on:

Sunday 9 June at 2pm.  – (All students are expected to attend this event.)

All NYT participants are encouraged to attend, as we will be reliably informed by a Learned Guide of the various elements to look for in 3 select pieces of art. Not only will this event provide an insight into ‘ways of seeing’ and allow us to practice some ‘gallery etiquette’ for NYT participants, but it will also be an opportunity to regroup, socialise and discuss the much theorised question, ‘what is Art?’

Our second event for the calendar for this term will be a NYT dinner, to be held in week 8. More information will be advertised in our next newsletter. So watch this space.

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