Camps and Excursions
Excursions and incursions are an integral part of our program. These are educationally based and socially beneficial. They are employed to enhance learning experiences and reinforce concepts taught in the classroom, providing opportunities to apply knowledge and understanding gained at school to ‘real life’ situations.
Camps play an important role in building group cohesiveness, in fostering friendship, and in strengthening the relationships between teachers and students. In addition, it gives individual students opportunities to develop independence and leadership skills. Year 7 camp, in particular, helps facilitate a smooth transition from primary school into secondary school.
All students have the opportunity to participate in camps appropriate to their age and interests during the year. All students are encouraged to attend.
Camps in 2018
Year 7 – Camp Rawsons
In the first week in March, Year 7 students will travel to Gippsland for a three day camp. It’s a great way for students to get to know one another in a different setting. The activities include canoeing, rock climbing, mountain bike riding, low ropes course, bushwalking, grow it, cook it, and initiatives.
Year 8 – Camp Kangaroobie
Camp Kangaroobie is an award winning, accredited camp on the Great Ocean Road that offers unique activities, great accommodation and beautiful surroundings. The activities include an obstacle course, canoeing on the river, a hike to the beach and a trip to the farm, just to name a few. Let’s not forget a trip to the 12 Apostles on our way home!
Year 9 – Rubicon: Adventure Camp
Rubicon is a residential Outdoor Education school operated by the DET. Rubicon has two campuses that offer a variety of different activities.
The Nayook Campus, located near Neerim Junction, approximately 100 km east of Melbourne, is a recent addition to the school. The activities include bush walking, canoeing (flat or moving water), caving, environmental studies, expeditions, high ropes, initiative activities, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing and rogaining.
The Thornton Campus, is in the picturesque Rubicon Valley approximately 100km north-east of Melbourne. The campus is situated on 2.1 hectares of land. Activities taking place onsite include rock climbing, rogaining, initiatives and environmental activities. Thornton also has an environmental focus educating for sustainable living. The centre currently has a vegetable garden and a water and power conservation program. Offsite activities can include bushwalking, canoeing, high ropes, rafting, rock climbing, horse riding, skiing and cycling.
Year 10: – Camp Araluen- Anglesea
Located on the Great Ocean Road, a 90-minute drive from Melbourne, the camp offers a range of beach, water, challenge, environmental and team building activities for all to enjoy.
Year 11: – Ski Trip
Year 12: – VCE related incursions and excursions
In their final year of VCE students are involved in a number of incursions and excursions including:
– Study Skills Seminar by Darren Pereira
– Subject based excursions, e.g. Biology excursion to Gene Technology Access Centre
– VCE and Careers Expo
– Celebration events including Formal and Valedictory
New Caledonia – Open to all students – 2019
Japan – Open to all students – September 2018