At the end of Term 3, a number of year levels attended school camp at a variety of venues.
On Monday night, Year 4 girls had their school sleepover. A lively crew camped out and watched a movie and then spent the evening sleeping down in the MMPH. We awoke to a brilliant sunrise the next morning ready for an action packed day of activities. We ate meals up in the boarders dining room, made slime, played games, decorated a pillow case with memories and built new relationships. Fun and laughter was all around and I congratulate the girls for their positive attitudes and good sense of humour.
Year 4 Classroom Teacher
On Tuesday morning, the Year 5 class departed to their long-awaited camp. The first stop was Emu Park to visit the Emu Park Museum. From there, they travelled to Coolwaters to begin their First Aid in Schools Course. The girls were very excited to spend the afternoon on the jumping pillow, in the pool and the water park. The night-time events included a trivia night followed by a movie. They completed a few team building activities at the beach on Wednesday before heading to the Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary.
Year 5 Classroom Teacher
Excited as they boarded the bus, Year 6 students headed to Emu park and then Big4 at Mulambin.
At the museum, assistants showed the students artifacts from years past and gave them an opportunity to ride some historical rail equipment. Being locked in the prison cell was an eye opener for some. The croquet champions started off the points and reward system used for the three days. Bell Park was a peaceful place to have morning tea before venturing to our accommodation. To continue our Reef guardian tasks, students were looking at sustainable fishing using popcorn. The following day they experienced fishing for the first time with some students hooking a ‘catch of the day’.
Joining with Year 5 students via Zoom, there was the opportunity to learn some basic first aid. Students learnt how to resuscitate ‘Annie’ the mannequin. The final day started with a beach walk early in the morning. Reflective activities were completed accompanied by another delicious morning tea. As a memento of the Year 6 camp, students designed a cap to symbolise their time at the beach, learning experiences and opportunities taken. Some highlights for students were the Beach Olympics, Reef Guardian activities and the pool.
Year 6 Classroom Teacher
A very excited group of Year 7 girls arrived at school on Monday morning of the last week of Term 3, ready to have an action packed three days camping down at the Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre. After a quick hour and a half bus ride with music and singing, the girls were welcomed at the Centre by the camp instructors. The camp focused on team building and learning new skills which included the high ropes course and making campfires to cook damper on. The best thing about camp, as voted by the girls, was the amazing food and time spent with their friends. The three fun filled days ended with a talent show where teachers were treated to the very best that the Year 7’s had to offer. The girls returned from camp exhausted but happy; new friends were made and many firsts were achieved.
Teacher (Year 7-9 Care and Mathematics)