Year 9 Melbourne Experience
Our Year 9 Melbourne Experience began this week with one of our academic classes travelling to Melbourne on Monday to base themselves at our new classroom at Flinders Street.
Now in its 22nd year, the Melbourne experience has become one of the hallmarks of our Year 9 program and this week our students have orientated themselves in the city and explored its history and culture through visits to key landmarks including the Eureka Skydeck, where students had the opportunity to see the city from above, as well as the MCG, the Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanic Gardens, NGV International, the Sir Ian Potter Gallery, Hozier Lane, the Magistrates Court and Parliament House.
Our classroom is located in the city block bounded by Flinders, William, Collins and King Streets and is adjacent to the Yarra River with Melbourne SEALIFE Aquarium on one side and the ‘New York’ end of Collins Street on the other. After exploring the city each day, the students have returned to their accommodation, which is mostly in the suburbs where they have been staying with family and friends. I’m sure they’ll be experts in using public transport by the end of their time in the city and I commend the Year 9s on their conduct and their curious approach to learning throughout the week. Next week, they will be joined by another academic class and their Melbourne learning adventure will continue.
Picture: Our Melbourne Experience students at Parliament House with Labor MP Cesar Melhem.