An excursion is a school-related activity by students, under the supervision of a teacher/s, directly related to the curriculum of the school. An excursion is a variation to normal activity and is not predominantly recreational. Excursions generally fall into the following categories:
Educational excursions should provide enriching experiences for students in a variety of environments.
Schools plan excursions in the context of the total educational program of the school.
Schools are responsible for ensuring the total cost of all excursions is met. An excursion is generally an optional enrichment activity and parents will have to cover the costs incurred. Each ACT Government school has established an Equity Fund to which the government has contributed, to be used to support students who might otherwise not be in a position to take advantage of opportunities such as excursions.