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The following tours departing in 2020 still have places available:

Duke of Edinburgh’s Adventurous Journey Abrolhos Islands Expedition

17 – 23 April 2020

Scotch College and St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls are pleased to offer an opportunity for our Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award participants to visit the amazing Abrolhos Islands on an expedition that will focus mainly on the Skills and Adventurous Journey. SCUBA experience is not required – all students will complete the PADI Open Water Dive Course or an Advanced Diver qualification. 

Year 9 Scotch College and PLC Canberra Tour

3 – 11 July 2020

The educational component of this tour supports the Civics and Citizenship unit of inquiry covered in the Year 9 Humanities course. It aims to include guided visits to New and Old Parliament House, National Electoral Education Centre, National Museum, War Memorial, Australian Institute of Sport, CSIRO and other important national centres.

The recreational component will be the opportunity to ski or snowboard at Blue Cow, NSW, staying at Jindabyne. While at Blue Cow, all students receive daily lessons based on skill level.

Please note, this is an optional tour and is not a requirement of the Year 9 Humanities Course.

French Language Tour

5 – 19 December 2020

This tour is open to current Year 10 and 11 students of French. The students will spend seven nights in Nice where they will participate in five half-day intensive language lessons and enjoy sightseeing tours along the Cote d’Azur, followed by five nights in Paris, exploring the art, food, history and culture of France. The tour aims to deepen inter-cultural understanding and greatly improve language fluency.

If you would like to learn more about any of the above tours, please contact Mrs Joanne Hallis via email at  or phone on 9383 6956.