Camps and Excursions
Excursions and incursions are an integral part of our extra-curricular 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 friendships, 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 2022
Year 7 Camp – Rawson Village
In the first week in March, Year 7 students travel to Gippsland for a three day camp.
The purpose of the year 7 camp is twofold. Firstly, it provides a unique opportunity for students to create friendships and memories with their new classmates in a non-classroom setting.
Secondly, we seek to build students’ resilience and independence by involving them in activities that challenge them and move them out of their comfort zone.
The activities include rock climbing, zip line, mountain bike riding, high ropes course, bushwalking, bush cooking, swimming, beach volleyball and initiatives.
Year 8 Camp – The Summit
Located near Trafalgar East, The Summit is a multi- award winning, 50 acre outdoor adventure park with a primary focus on providing inspiring and life changing experiences through a combination of meaningful programs and powerful activities that build self-worth, character, success and happiness.
Students enjoy 3 days of fun, challenging activities. These include Victoria’s biggest Giant Swing, Snowy River Challenge, Leap of Faith, Tash’s Ladder, Abseiling, Laser Skirmish, Rock Wall, Sky Bridge, Summit Window, Snake and Nails, Flying Fox and Initiatives.
Year 9 – Rubicon: Adventure Camp
Rubicon is a residential Outdoor Education school operated by the DET located in the picturesque Rubicon Valley approximately 100km north-east of Melbourne.
Students attend for five days and will engage in a range of more advanced adventure activities including rock climbing, rogaining, hiking, mountain biking and white water rafting. Year 9 students are also introduced to a sleeping under canvas during an overnight expedition.