WA Premier’s ANZAC Student Tour 2021

The intrastate 2021 Premier’s Anzac Student Tour was described by students as amazing, “one of the best experiences in my life”, and “something I will never forget”. With particular thanks to Deidre Kail at Morcombe Travel for supporting and refining our travel schedule over two years - despite COVID-19 disruptions which meant that plans were repeatedly set then re-arranged  - we are very grateful for such professionalism and flexibility.  Successful outcomes were achieved on this trip by focusing with 14 student participants on nation building between the wars, even as another lockdown threatened in the days before Anzac Day.  This story has a happy ending:  we attended commemorative services in Albany; our return journeys to Karratha, Geraldton, Bunbury, Dalyellup, Denmark and Perth were all safe; and lessons about overcoming adversity will sustain.

Samantha Boswell
Education Officer
Premier's Anzac Student Tour

2018 Sri Lanka Cricket Tour
JULY 2018

Dear Moyra and staff at Morcombe Travel
I hope you are all well. I am writing to personally thank you for all your preparation in getting us to Sri Lanka for our recent cricket tour. The tour was incredibly successful in so many ways. The cricket was tough and there were some long days in foreign climate, however every single player learnt more about the game whilst they were on the tour. Every staff member and parent absolutely loved the experience also and we couldn’t speak highly enough of the tour. The itinerary was perfect and each of the hotels were fantastic, especially Amaya Hills in Kandy and Citrus Hikkaduwa in Hikkaduwa. At this stage, we will be looking to tour again in 2021, which would make it a 3-year exercise. We would have no hesitation in using Morcombe Travel, in particular Moyra again, as the entire process from start to finish with the organisation of the tour was made so much easier. Thank you and I look forward to touring again with Morcombe Travel.

Kind regards
Bill Trewartha
1st XI Cricket Coach
Rostrevor College,
Woodforde SA

Sacred Heart College has used Morcombe Travel over the past five years to help plan and coordinate our Humanities tour. Morcombe Travel is both comprehensive and professional. Every time Sacred Heart has sought the advice of Morcombe Travel, they have provided strong guidance and thus ensured the success of each tour. Their customer service, especially by Kamal Plank is excellent and Sacred Heart is proud to continue its relationship with Morcombe in the years ahead. Thank you Morcombe Travel for providing our students with a wonderful experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Mrs. Lisa Reynders
Teacher of History and Politics and Law
Humanities tour Coordinator
Sacred Heart College

Having organised a number of interstate and overseas tours using other companies or organising them ourselves, I have found Morcombe travel to be brilliant, not only are they based in Western Australia, which makes it much more convenient for communication, but they go above and beyond in order to satisfy the needs of our groups. They organized our battlefields tour of Northern France and Belgium without a hitch. Morcombe provided us with an affordable tour that met all of our requirements. The tour guides were highly knowledgeable and our coaches were on clean and on time. We could not have had such a successful trip without Morcombe travel. Thanks again to Kamal, Jeff and the team.

Paul Parsonage
Teacher Kalamunda Senior High School

It is a pleasure to deal with Morcombe Travel. What set them apart and made all the difference in our experience was their continued support both during and after our trip. It was most reassuring to deal with a professional team who were exceptionally efficient in organising our tour and, more importantly, willing to assist us when unexpected events occurred. Our experience was overwhelmingly positive and this has guaranteed that they will be our travel provider of choice for any upcoming tours. We look forward to working with them again many times in the future.

Dean Rybarczyk
Teacher - Society and Environment
John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School
(08) 9247 2242

Morcombe Travel's efficiency, experience and responsiveness made the organisation of our interstate school trip to Canberra considerably less stressful. Given the logistical and bureaucratic complexities teachers face in running such a tour, having a travel agent that both knew the process intimately and could fix problems quickly was a huge help. I most definitely recommend using Morcombe for any school trip of that nature.

Richard Spence
SOSE Teacher
Perth Modern School

Kamal Plank and the team at Morcombe Travel inspired us with their supportive, prompt and considerate approach to planning our 2010 Canberra Tour for 19 students. With their forethought and advice, a successful adventure was ensured!
I wanted to thank you very much for the supreme planning/ organisational feat which resulted in a very successful tour for us and our students.

Samantha Boswell
Coordinator of Gifted & Talented and Classroom Management Strategies
Governor Stirling Senior High School

We have just returned from another tour booked with Morcombe Travel and yet again, everything ran very smoothly. We have travelled both interstate & overseas with them now, with numbers varying from 20 to 40 & I would like to highly recommend their team for any group travel. They really do understand how time consuming information gathering is with a group & are very patient and supportive. Jenny was extremely efficient & thought of everything even before we did. Will definitely call on them for our next tour!

Lynn Roper
Caring Team
Australian Boys Choral Institute

We have organised a Canberra Tour through Morcombe Travel for the past 4 years. Each tour has been a great success largely due to the excellent service we receive from the staff - nothing is too much trouble with all requests being carried out in a friendly and efficient manner.
Jenny in particular ensures that every detail is attended to to guarantee a successful tour. I would recommend Morcombe Travel to any school who is looking forward to providing their students with a great learning experience.
We will certainly continue to use them.

Graeme Cochram
Head of Department Society and Environment
Manjimup SHS

The service provided by Mr. Jeff Morcombe and, in particular, Jenny Chisholm was excellent. The communication was quick and efficient and where possible our requests were met. On behalf of the ACC, I would like to congratulate Jenny & Jeff for a fantastic relationship throughout the entire touring process and strongly recommend any organization to them.

I certainly look forward to future endeavours together.

Angelina Matthews
Sport Administration Officer
Associated & Catholic Colleges of WA (Inc)

The Science trip to Canberra was a huge success, thanks to Linda at Morcombe Travel. She planned an engaging and entertaining week of activities that the students loved. No problem was too big for her. Once again, thank you for making the week to Canberra see a lot less like hard work!

Shawn Depper
Science Teacher
Trinity Bay State High School

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff from Morcombe Travel for the way in which you organized our Year 7 tour to Canberra. At all times, you, Kamal and Jenny handled our queries with patience and understanding. The whole tour was so well organized by your company that this resulted in a much reduced workload for me.
I appreciated the advice you offered regarding our itinerary and your experience in organising school tours to Canberra was of obvious benefit to us.
Our tour went without any hitches and the students had a fantastic time.
Once again, thank you so much Jeff for your fantastic professionalism and excellent service.

Cheryle Elphick
Lesmurdie Primary School
Sanderson Road
Lesmurdie WA 6076

After reading some of the testimonials, it seems I'm not the only one to be impressed by the outstanding service provided by you and your staff. Our first tour was back in 2004. As a fledgling tour organiser it was great to have a knowledgeable travel agent that was cost effective and professional. We have used Morcombe Travel ever since only to find that the service has excelled each year making my work load easier each time. It's a rare commodity in today's fast paced world to find people who are willing to take the time to help and exhibit the patience to make life easier for those of us not in your field of expertise. Please pass on my appreciation to your staff.

Maureen Ferguson
Canberra Tour Coordinator
John Forrest Senior High School
Drake Street

I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff Morcombe on the organisation of school tours for over 20 years . He has expertly developed tours for our students, ensuring that itineraries were rich and relevant while keeping costs to a minimum. His attention to detail is remarkable, with great support both during the lead up to the tour and during the tour itself. I have no hesitation in recommending Morcombe Travel for their excellence in service and value for money.

Wayne Bull
Principal – La Salle College WA

Woodvale Senior High School has been involved with Morcombe Travel since 2001. During this time we have travelled to Kuala Lumpur with their help every two years and found the assistance and professionalism of the Morcombe Travel Team to be excellent. They have consistently provided us with quality accommodation, transfers, contacts and sight-seeing tours within Malaysia.

We have always been impressed with their quality of service and have felt secure in the knowledge that our students and their parents are receiving the best advice and feel secure in trusting their children to our care.

Morcombe Travel have provided a platform for a succession of successful international tours and we would encourage any school or individual to utilise their expertise.

Tony Ratcliff
Boys Soccer Coordinator
Soccer School of Excellence
Woodvale Senior High School WA

As Tour Leader for Sacred Heart College Ski Trip I am grateful to Morcombe Travel for the assistance in organising our tour program. Our Trip consisted of 43 Students and five Staff Members travelling to NZ for 10 days. Every component of the trip was meticulously planned before departure and outstanding assistance was provided throughout.

Sasha Kelly
Health and Physical Education Teacher
Sacred Heart College
Sorrento WA

Morcombe travel has served our school well since the inaugural trip to Canberra in 2006. Distance is no deterrent. I liaise with Linda de Grussa in Perth, confident that all my requests will be met with friendly, efficient, first class organization. Contacting Morcombe travel to arrange your school's Canberra trip is highly recommended and I made a friend into the bargain!

Assistant Principal Religious Education
Curriculum Support Teacher
St Kieran's Catholic Primary School
Brighton QLD

I have used Morcombe Travel to organise student tours to Canberra and to Europe. I have found their service to be excellent and their efficient organisation took all the worry out of organising major educational tours. I would strongly commend Morcombe Travel to any schools planning a major tour.

Steve Wynhorst
Head of Social Science
Perth College

“I have organised 4 years worth of ski trips for year 12 students at JSRACS. And I use the term organised very loosely as Jeff and his team at Morcombe Travel organise and make our trip so successful every year. If anything needs tweaking from year to year they accommodate our requests quickly and easily. I would encourage anyone looking to organise any trip, albeit for only a couple of people or a group of 50 like us to use Jeff and his team. Our trips could not run any smoother.”

Ryan Clarke
Secondary Sports Co-ordinator
John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School
Mirrabooka WA

2009 will be the schools and my sixteenth trip to the National School's volleyball championship in Melbourne. Morcombe Travel has been my travel agent for fourteen of those sixteen trips and for the last ten trips I have had 160 plus people in my travelling group.

Morcombe Travel is a very professional company. I have never had any problems with any of my bookings, they are friendly, courteous, very efficient and deal with any changes without any fuss.

I highly recommend them to any organization or person wishing to book a hassle free trip.

Robyn Fittock
Volleyball Program Coordinator
Rossmoyne Senior High School WA

Morcombe Travel was invaluable in organising the Scotch College History Tour to Europe in April 2009. The travel consultants were extremely professional, in particular Linda de Grussa, who ensured that all our requests were met within our budget. No problem was too big for Linda and she endeavoured to investigate and clarify any concerns that we had in sending 28 students to Europe. The departure pack provided by Morcombe Travel was fantastic, with all the travel vouchers and e-tickets clearly marked and in order, enabling the Tour Leader to enjoy the tour as much as the students. All our arrangements went smoothly without any problems and our students had a wonderful European experience. I was most impressed by Morcombe Travel's high level of customer service and I look forward to booking with them again in the future.

Rebecca Kennington
Outdoor Education & Tours Secretary
Scotch College
76 Shenton Road, Swanbourne, WA, 6010

For many years, All Saints' College has taken groups of Year 6 & Year 7 students to far flung parts of Australia during the July holidays. Whether it be a chilly winter in Canberra, including a visit to the snowfields, or the balmy northern heat of tropical Darwin and Kakadu, we have chosen to use the services of Morcombe Travel to meet our travel needs. We have found the staff at Morcombe Travel to be dedicated, efficient and helpful. No problem has been too large or too small for them to solve. They have always asked for feedback following a tour and have followed through on our suggestions. This has allowed us to concentrate on what is really important, the students. We have had many memorable tours to date and are looking forward to our next visit to Darwin in 2010.

Philip Randall
Curriculum Co-ordinator
A ll Saints' College Junior School WA

The Society and Environment and Languages Faculty at Margaret River SHS have used Morcombe Travel for the past 12 years for our Bi-annual Excursion to Sydney & Canberra with each trip involving over 40 students and up to 5 staff members. Although their pricing was what attracted us to them initially why we have retained them as our preferred Travel Agent for over a year is because we have always found Jeff and the other staff at Morcombe Travel to be an extremely approachable, effective and efficient.

Michael Caudle
Head of S&E/LOTE
History TDCC (Teacher Development Centre Consultant)
Margaret River Senior High School WA

I have been using Morcombe Travel for all my professional and personal touring needs since 1999. The staff are fantastic in that they are both highly knowledgeable and approachable and the service that they provide is second to none. I would, quite simply, recommend Morcombe Travel to everyone!

Kieran Hurley
Director of Music Guildford Grammar School WA

I have used Morcombe Travel extensively as a Basketball coach and manager and as a Ski Tour coordinator. Morcombe Travel has booked National and International tours for me and has always been courteous, efficient and great value for money!

Kelvin Browner
Basketball Program Coordinator
Woodvale Senior High School WA

Team Manager
Australian Wheelchair Basketball Team

Ski Tour Coordinator
Woodvale Senior High School WA

I have been dealing with Morcombe Travel for the past 10 years with regard to both state and international travel and in that time I have never had a problem with the organisation of trips, hire vehicles and accommodation. Jeff Morcombe has a very professional organisation with staff who provide impeccable service from making the bookings to ensuring that you get onto the flights and also being on call if there are any unforeseen problems. I highly recommend Morcombe travel to anyone who wants a well organised trip.

John Triscari
Program Manager Specialist Sports
Rockingham Senior High School WA
Coach Western Stars Wheelchair Basketball Team
Coach Australian Gliders Wheelchair Basketball Team

My ten years of association with Morcombe Travel has seen them involved in organising five interstate tours of 50 students on my behalf. During all of this association, Morcombe Travel has provided me with the highest standards of professionalism required to ensure the ongoing success of these tours. I would unhesitatingly recommend their services to anyone seeking to undertake similar student tours.

Grant Armstrong

From the very first contact with Morcombe Travel, I found the experience of organising my first school interstate trip to be extremely enjoyable, simple and hassle free. The staff at Morcombe Travel were excellent and worked tirelessly to ensure that our trip was successful. The tour to Canberra was first class and far exceeded our expectations. We have booked again with Morcombe Travel and I would not hesitate at all in recommending them to any school planning an interstate or international trip.

Eric Radice
Associate Principal
Yule Brook College
Dellar Road
Maddington WA

I have no hesitation in recommending Morcombe Travel to facilitate the planning for our annual Year 7 Canberra Tour. We have found the company to be meticulous in their organisation of all components of the tour including itinerary bookings, accommodation, special dietary requirements and flights. Much appreciated is the prompt, friendly and efficient communication we receive. Our Canberra Tour is a pleasant experience with solid foundations provided by Morcombe Travel.

Doug Sturgeon
Mackay West State School
Pinder St
Mackay Qld 4740

Merredin Senior High School has been booking our Year 9 trip to Canberra with Morcombe Travel for 5 years, I have been the coordinator for 4 years. Morcombe travel has always provided a very professional service with staff that is obliging and willing to fulfill any specific requests at a reasonable price acceptable to our parent group.

Dianne Heinrich
Dianne Heinrich
Head of Learning Area
Technology and Enterprise
Merredin Senior High School WA

Morcombe Travel has run our school ski trip for the past seven years. Jeff and all his staff are outstanding professionals in their field. They have a level of knowledge that is second to none. Our school trusts only Jeff and his team for all of our travel needs.

Adrian Pree
Head of Physical Education, Ski Trip Organiser
St Mark's Anglican Community School
Hillary's WA

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