Our time in Canberra has come to an end. It was another early start as we loaded up the bus and prepared for the 3.5 hr bus journey to Sydney. Although we didn’t have lots of time in Sydney, we did catch a glimpse of some of its colonial-era buildings and iconic Australian landmarks. Our cruise was a relaxing and enjoyable hour’s trip around the harbour, from Circular Quay to Manly, with views of Luna Park, Fort Denison, the Botanic Gardens, Taronga Zoo, the many million-dollar mansion lining the shores, Australia’s largest naval base, and more. It was a great finish to a jam-packed week.
“Today, we woke up and loaded the luggage in the bus. Then we had breakfast. After that we drove to Sydney and had lunch. We went on a ferry and saw the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Then we drove to the airport and checked our bags in” – Nerutendo Chiza
“I enjoyed the wonderful sites the Opera House, Sydney Harbour, the Bridge and Shark Island. The boat trip was very nice and we went around the whole Harbour with the boat” – Daniel Kim
“We had a very fun day on the cruise ship today. My friends and I played games on the deck like Truth or Dare. We did some sightseeing and we saw the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. My friends and I also caught a glimpse of the Sydney Zoo, the Sydney Tower and a ferris wheel” – Shevaun Krans
“We went to Sydney. We went cruising and seeing the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. We took selfies and we had lunch. We also watched Home Alone on the bus. We had lots of fun” – David Korchemkin
Despite a delay in our flight home from Sydney, the flight went very smoothly and we arrived safely in Perth to the many smiling faces of our families. Thank you, Mums and Dads, for allowing your children this incredible experience, and to the teachers and admin who made sure it all went smoothly. Students learnt so much by experiencing things first-hand as well as building closer relationships with each other and their teachers.