End of Year excursions for Bombala students | PHOTOS

Year 6 Melbourne excursion

Bombala Public School and St. Joseph’s Primary School year 6 students went on their annual Melbourne excursion to Melbourne recently. Teacher Fiona Crawford.

Bombala Public School teacher Fiona Crawford said the happy band of 21 children and 5 adults departed on Monday, October 30 bound for Urban Camp, Royal Park, Melbourne.

“It was a busy time, tiring, educational and filled with fun and good times. The children were responsible, considerate, courteous, sociable and attentive to all the guides.

“Total strangers stopped in the street or on public transport to comment on our students’ good manners and sensible behaviour,” Mrs Crawford said.

The year 6 students visited the Melbourne Zoo, Old Melbourne Gaol, MCG, Sovereign Hill, Seeing Eye Dogs, Aquarium, Victorian Gallery, went on a River Cruise, jumped at Bounce, swam at the Aquatic Centre and went 10 Pin bowling.

The children were accompanied on their Melbourne excursion by Mrs Fiona Crawford, Mrs Sherri Olding, Mr Scott Challman, Mrs Marsha Sten and Mrs Katrina Brownlie. 

Year 3 and 4 Canberra Excursion

Bombala Public School Year 3/4 students went on an overnight excursion to Canberra last week.

School teach Mrs Ingram said it was a pleasure to accompany the thirty-four students on their overnight excursion.

“It was a busy couple of days spent visiting many places of interest.

“The children must be commended on looking resplendent in their school uniform and using their best manners the entire time.

“They were a credit to our school and community.

“I would also like to thank all the children for not sustaining any injuries at Flip Out – I was worn out from watching and worrying,” Mrs Ingram said.

“I would especially like to thank Mrs O’Ryan for all her work in making bookings and in general organising the excursion.

“A big thankyou also to Sharon Hampshire for being such an invaluable assistant over the two days and to Mrs Roberts for her assistance.

“Finally, I would like to thank Michael, our bus driver, who drove us safely and punctually to and from our various destinations,” she said.

What the students said:

Day One (Thursday, November 2) by Taya Douch

“We left school at 7 o’clock on Thursday morning on a Cooma coach.  Our bus driver was Michael.

“We picked Aimee and Jake up at the Nimmitabel Bakery and then we went to Cooma Park where we were joined by Mrs O’Ryan.

“At 10am we arrived at the Royal Australian Mint and I struck a coin.  We got to see three robots.  There was Penny, Titan and Robby.  Titan waved at us and Robby was dancing.  Then we had morning tea outside the Mint.

“At 11.30am we went to the Canberra Glassworks where we each made a glass tile.

“At 1.30pm we had lunch at the Arboretum and after we’d eaten we enjoyed some time on the Pod Playground. 

“At 3.30pm we visited the National Museum where we divided into three groups and were shown around by volunteer helpers.  Our group saw a pool and we got to put our hand in and it was cold.

“After the Museum it was time for us to go to the Bush Capital Lodge.  We all had to make our own beds and get changed ready for our visit to Flip Out. At 5.30pm we had dinner, which was a delicious chicken stir fry with fried rice.  Some people had coconut slice for dessert.  After dinner we went back to the dormitory and had Mia’s birthday cake.

“We went to Flip Out at 7.30pm and Ashley lost her socks.  We went crazy on the trampolines in the shed and in the foam pits. Then we went back to the lodge and by 10 o’clock we were all sound asleep in our beds.”

Day Two (Friday, November 3) by Dakota Simpson

“On Friday morning we had showers and then we had breakfast.  After packing our bags under the bus we headed to Questacon.

“At Questacon I went down the 6 metre free fall and nearly had heart failure.  We had lunch outside Questacon.  Everyone had a delicious wrap from the Bush Capital Lodge.

“After lunch we left Canberra and were off to Cooma.  When we arrived at Cooma we had afternoon tea and a play in the park. Then we said farewell to Mrs O’Ryan and travelled back to Bombala arriving at 4.10pm.”​