Excursions are a very important part of the student’s school experience, and are planned as part of classroom activities. Parental permission is needed for students 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.
Year 5 and 6
Students in our senior school alternate camps each year. One year they are fortunate to be able to attend a three-night tour of our Nation’s Capital, Canberra. The highlights of the tour include 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 enhances student learning based on a unit of work focussing on Australia’s Government and Democracy. Every other year, our senior students enjoy a two-night camp at Sovereign Hill.
Students in this year level experience a two-night, three-day camp at Lady Northcote, an outdoor adventure based camp, which provides opportunities for students to challenge themselves on activities such as the giant swing, flying fox and canoeing.
Towards the end of each year, Year 3 students are introduced to our camping programme with an overnight experience.