Year 8 at Emmaus
For Year 8, students continue a learning program that encourages breadth and depth in all learning areas including Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, The Arts, Technology, Languages, Health and Physical Education and Humanities. Students choose to continue with the study of one language.
During the course of the year all Year 8 students visit Canberra. The trip is integral to the Civics unit which is part of the Year 8 Humanities course.
The tour focuses on the heritage and history of Australia as well as our culture and democracy. Highlights include tours of Parliament House, the High Court, the Australian War Memorial, the Australian Electoral Commission, the Museum of Modern Democracy at Old Parliament House, and the Royal Australian Mint. Other activities include visits to Questacon and the Australian Institute of Sport as well as the Canberra Deep Space Discovery Centre.