In Year Nine, students explore the broad theme of Expanding Horizons. This theme underpins the Winter Term Big Ideas project and the City Experience during LIFE Week. Each year, the College offers Year Nine students the opportunity to travel to Melbourne and Canberra, including a two-day skiing experience in The Snowy Mountains. There is a strong link between the Perth Experience and the Melbourne-Canberra tour, with all students exploring the Expanding Horizons theme through a term-long project in which they investigate a big question related to Australian capital cities.
This trip coincides with the Perth activities during LIFE Week. The eight night trip departs Perth on Friday. Highlights include visiting the old and new Parliament Houses, the Australian War Memorial, the National Archives and the Australian Institute of Sport. The group also celebrates Sunday Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.