Excursions are a very important part of the children’s school experience, and are planned as part of classroom activities. Parental permission is needed for children to take part. Parents are often invited to accompany a class on an excursion. Students participate in incursions also, where outside people come into the school to entertain and present aspects of the curriculum.
Our camping program is thoroughly enjoyed by all students in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Some of the many benefits of students participating in our camping program, include further development of social skills, strengthening of independent skills and embracing a growth mindset when participating in a range of challenging learning activities in a new environment. Experiences on camp are both valuable and enjoyable.
In 2019, our Year 5 and 6 students have attended a three-night tour of our Nation’s Capital, Canberra. The highlights of the tour, included visits to the Australian Institute of Sport, Parliament House, Old Parliament House, Australian Electoral Commission and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. This four-day tour enhanced student learning based on their recent unit of work on Australia’s Government and Democracy.
Our Year 4 students will experience a two-night, three-day camp at Lady Northcote, which provides opportunities for students to challenge themselves on the giant swing, flying fox and canoeing.
Towards the end of the year, our Year 3 students are introduced to our camping programme with an overnight stay at Camp Manyung.