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Lone Pine Sanctuary Excursion

24/03/2017
Pathways to Success students
visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
​On the 15th of March, a selection of Years 7-9 students from the Pathways to Success program embarked on an excursion to Fig Tree Pocket’s Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

The students, who are studying the ASDAN, Sensibility and Vision Australia programs, spent a very full day exploring our local community.

Along with a fantastic group of teachers, the students used buses and taxis to travel to and from the venue. Once at Lone Pine, the students were treated to a discovery session led by a knowledgeable host, Kayla.

There we got to meet Footloose the rainbow lorikeet, Squirtle the freshwater turtle and all got to pat the cutest female koala! After stopping for a quick lunch break, we were back to it, feeding the kangaroos and exploring the various exhibits. Who knew there was so much to explore in our own backyard!

But don’t just take my word for it – have a read of what the students had to say!

"I loved going to Lone Pine because it was fun to learn about, feed, and touch the animals with my friends.” – Antoine (Year 7)

“I liked feeding the kangaroos, and it was interesting to learn that a platypus has a different bone mouth, than other animals. My favourite part was seeing the eagle up close, also the owl.” – Xander (Year 8)

“The thing I liked about Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary was feeding the kangaroos. I found the platypus and the snakes interesting, but getting the taxi was the most difficult part because it kept us waiting!” – Brendan (Year 9)

“The thing that I liked the best was being able to feed and pat the kangaroos. The talk that Kayla did was very interesting.”- Sylvie (Year 7)