In the Secondary School each year group has a unique outdoor education camp experience.
Our Year 7 Camp is held at Collaroy and is a “getting to know you” camp held in Week 3 of Term One. Students undertake outdoor experiences such as canoeing, high ropes, games and going to the beach as well as games in the evening.
Our Year 8 Camp is held at the Youthworks Port Hacking site where students participate in a trip involving a 10km hike, a canoe down the Port Hacking Inlet and a camp out under canvas. At base camp students enjoy team building games, water slides, dragon boating and a lovely warm cabin.
In Year 9 our students commence the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Students can use their prior knowledge of outdoor experiences to take personal responsibility for completing this prestigious award. Our Year 9 Camp is held at the Youthworks Watersleigh site at North Nowra. Students undertake two out trips to fulfil the Adventurous Journey component of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. This involves canoeing and hiking over two days with a camp out under canvas. Students learn to navigate through the bush as well as campcraft skills. At base camp students undertake outdoor activities such as abseiling, prusiking, caving and archery.
The Year 9 City Experience is an action packed camp that involves students engaging in a variety of activities that span community service and awareness, workplace visits and curriculum studies. Over the course of the camp students have to work collaboratively to navigate through the city.
The Year 10 Country Experience is an action-packed week. Students travel to Tumbarumba in the Snowy Mountains and undertake community service activities with the Tumbarumba Council and the Murray Catchment Management Authority. These activities include mucking out stables, planting trees, identifying weeds, water testing, hiking the Hume and Hovell track and embracing life in the country.
Our Year 11 students attend a three day retreat during February where the focus is on study skills, leadership and motivation. The keynote speaker,Glen Gerryn, works in conjunction with our School staff to help students unlock their potential during their final years of school.