Australian Curriculum Stories

The impact of educational travel

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Cultural immersion, foreign languages and historical landmarks are just a few experiences students encounter on an educational tour. Besides the obvious benefits, educational travel changes students’ lives for the better, with a lasting impact on their worldview and the way they interact with others. “We boarded the plane with most of us not knowing what…

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Destination spotlight: Sydney

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Experience the many layers of Australia’s most iconic city, learn the stories behind its famous structures and iconic attractions including the Sydney Opera House, and discover Australia’s indigenous and colonial heritage from Bondi to the Blue Mountains. A trip to Sydney is full of history, culture and adventure – here are just a few of our…

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The world awaits

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WorldStrides’ educational travel programs offer students a smorgasbord of cross-curriculum academic and personal development opportunities to ignite personal growth and enrich learning at every stage of development. No matter the destination or year level of your students – an educational tour is remembered for a lifetime. We’ve hand-picked 7 of our top cross-curriculum destinations around…

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Canberra: Travel tips for teachers and students

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Not only is Canberra the national capital city and the administrative centre of the Australian government, it is the home of the Australian story. Canberra is a place that belongs to all Australians; a diverse, innovative and modern city that houses the stories of Australia. Thousands of students discover our nation’s capital each year and…

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A year level guide to educational travel

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Over the past 30 years, we’ve fine-tuned our Australian educational travel programs to ensure they exceed your expectations. All of our tours are curriculum-linked and specifically tailored to suit the learning outcomes, year level and any other needs of each group. Our most popular tours and activities for each year level are: Years 5, 6…

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October snowsports on New Zealand’s North Island

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Sitting within a dual World Heritage Area, the snowy peaks of the legendary Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand’s most active volcano, is home to the longest ski season and largest ski areas in the country. The ski fields of Whakapapa and Turoa are ideal for school groups and offer world-class snow conditions all the way through…

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Accelerate learning with language tours

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There’s no greater way to build student’s language skills than to travel to where it all began. Students can expand their vocabulary, improve their accents and build confidence as they attend intensive classes and converse with the natives in everyday situations that challenging them to put the theory of their studies into practice. By immersing…

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Cultivate curiosity in your classroom

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Curiosity is a fundamental part of learning. When students are curious, they’re hungry to learn more and enthusiastically experiment with new possibilities. Curiosity triggers a release of dopamine and the brain becomes totally absorbed in the moment, soaking in information in richer detail. Research demonstrates that harnessing curiosity improves creativity, knowledge retention, and confidence (Columbia…

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Get more out of your learning activities

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An effective learning activity has the power to ignite a lifelong interest in a particular subject area. By going beyond the printed page, students learn through their direct experiences and develop a genuine connection with the subject matter. This is often referred to as experiential learning. The content becomes internalised as part of the student’s…

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Geography school tours across Australia and the Globe

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WorldStrides’ geography tours are a chance for students to examine the world’s people and natural environments at close range. Groups venture into the field to explore, analyse and understand a destination’s unique characteristics. Understand what makes volcanoes so powerful, what causes changes in topography of landscapes and learn the processes behind explosive geysers, boiling mud…

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