Year 12 HSC Geography “Urban Places” Excursion to Sydney

Last Wednesday, 8th November 2017, Year 12 HSC Geography students travelled to Sydney for three days as part of their HSC unit on ‘Urban Places’ where they needed to study Sydney as both a “World City” and the “Urban Dynamics” which are changing the shape and face of Sydney.

In Year 12 students must complete a mandatory 12 hours of Fieldwork. During their time in Sydney, they undertook a number of guided and unguided tours visiting the CBD, Pyrmont, The Eastern Suburbs and Botany Bay to look at urban dynamics such as urban decline, urban renewal, urban consolidation and Sydney’s increasing role as a world city. They also learnt about sustainability in the city and viewed first hand the culture of in Chinatown and Cabramatta. Visits to these parts of the city allowed students to experience the noise, street life, energy, vitality and lifestyle of these culturally diverse areas.

Students also participated in planned nighttime activities, the tourist attraction of the Rocks and the Ghost Tour which covered the history of the Rocks area and a theatre outing giving students a “cultural experience” of living in the city were enjoyed by the students.


Jason Warneken
Leader of HSIE | St Joseph’s Regional College