Camps & Tours
Our school camp program commences in Year 2 with a single night away at Camp Don Bosco, Safety Beach, through to a five-day tour to Canberra in Year 6. Student participation in the camp program aims to foster:
- A sense of independence
- A chance to learn through direct experience
- An occasion to work collaboratively with peers in different ways and settings and
- An opportunity to build resilience and confidence.
Areyonga Cultural Exchange Program
The school also has a strong relationship with the remote Indigenous community of Areyonga in the Northern Territory. A small group of Year 6 students travel to Areyonga each year to participate in this cultural exchange.
A Student Perspective
Two nights camping by the dry river bed was definitely an amazing experience. Our ring of swags around a roaring campfire was buzzing with stories, songs and games. Each morning a spectacular sunrise greeted us, as did the rather noisy and apparently nocturnal donkeys. When we left Areyonga, many of our students were quite emotional, having formed strong bonds with the Indigenous students over just a few short days. The kids said goodbye to each other, handshakes, hugs, pats on the back and awkward smiles, some of which were holding back a few tears. Our gifts of sports equipment, musical instruments and art supplies were most appreciated by the locals, who gave us some Pitjantjatjara storybooks and cooked kangaroo tail especially for us on our final evening.
Our students have the opportunity to participate in the Interschool Snowsports Competition in Term 3. Students travel to Mt Hotham with their families over two weekends for a training camp followed by the competition.