School camps are a vital part of our school program and begin in Year 3. The camping program provides a unique opportunity for students to build resilience and enjoy fantastic outdoor experiences whilst creating irreplaceable childhood memories. Positive team building, enhanced socialisation and evolving independence and responsibility are just a few of the key outcomes for camp participants.
Easing our middle school students into their developing world, we kick off a two night camp for Year 3 at Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp during Term 4. Here, the students enjoy many challenging and fun activities and for many students, this is their first two night experience away from home.
With a year already under their belt, Year 4 students embark upon a two night trip to Camp Manyung on the Mornington Peninsula. Again a wonderful, challenging and exciting program is enjoyed by the students in a beautiful coastal environment.
Approaching the senior years, Year 5 students attend a three night camp at Cave Hill Creek in Beaufort. On the way the students enjoy the wonderful teaching and learning program at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, where they pan for gold and experience a classroom environment as it was in the gold rush days.
Enjoying their final senior year at Aspendale Gardens, our Year 6 students travel to our nation’s capital on a four night tour to Canberra. This is an excellent trip where the students visit some amazing venues such as Parliament House, the War Memorial and the Royal Mint to name a few.
Our extensive camping program provides the opportunities for our students to develop their independence and enhance leadership skills. It is also a wonderful opportunity for the teachers and students to interact in an environment away from school which enhances the teaching and learning relationship.