Learning Through Experience
By taking students out of the classroom and immersing them in real life, experiential contexts, they are encouraged to develop a mindset that looks beyond their own experiences to the global community.
Students at GMAS are offered a range of local, interstate and international trips and tours throughout their learning journey.
The wellbeing of our students and staff is our number one priority. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, our interstate and overseas trips have been curtailed. We are monitoring advice from the Government and Anglican Schools Commission and look forward to being able to recommence our travels when it is safe to do so.
Our annual service trips to Cambodia and Central Australia enable Secondary students to live out the school motto 'Rejoice in Service'.
Students in Years 10-12 who undertake a service trip to Cambodia will share in a meaningful, emotional and cultural experience exploring the sights of Cambodia and building houses for disadvantaged families. Students visit amazingly beautiful sight such as the temples of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat and the Phmon Phen palaces. They will delight in the different smells, sights and sounds of the Cambodia markets, food and rides in tuk tuks. By contrast, they will be confronted by the devastating Killing Fields, S21 and the Land Mine Museum, while witnessing the poverty experienced by many Cambodians. We partner with the Tabitha Foundation to construct the family dwellings in some of the poorest parts of the country. In the lead up to the tour, students are tasked with fundraising for the building materials required to construct one dwelling. Over the past seven years, the GMAS community has raised over $100,000 for the Tabitha Foundation. This tour will not be running in 2021 due to COVID-19.
Together with the Lilla Foundation, we believe that there is so much work to be done in our own backyard that can bridge the gap and make a genuine difference to the lives of Indigenous Australians. Students in Secondary School who undertake this trip have the opportunity to travel to remote Central Australia where they hit the red dirt. Students embark on a week long journey exploring Alice Springs, Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park. Here they are joined by students from the remote Aboriginal community of Lilla and spend their days hiking, biking and learning about Indigenous culture. They visit Lilla and are immersed in the local culture and activities such as spear throwing, kangaroo cooking, art classes and story telling. This trip will not be running in 2021 due to COVID-19.