Camps Overview

Camps are an integral part of our learning programme, providing age-appropriate challenges that enhance resilience and personal growth. Our camps programme is integrated with the core learning experiences and structured so that each builds on the personal and academic growth of the previous year.

The programme begins in Pre-primary, progressing each year until the Year 12 final retreat at Rottnest Island where students reflect on their school years and prepare for the challenges ahead.

At the Glen Forrest Campus, there are also camps for specific subjects and interests such as the Politics and Law trip to Canberra, Year 11-12 Outdoor Education expeditions, overseas language and cultural trips, music camp and a ski trip to Victoria.

Students may also sign up for expeditions through World Challenge, which supports students in planning camps that focus on both adventure and good citizenship. In 2016, there were two World Challenge expeditions, one to Tanzania and the other to Cambodia/Vietnam. In 2017, twelve students and two teachers undertook the World Challenge expedition to Tanzania. You can read more about the 2017 Tanzania expedition on our school blog. 

For more information on the camps programme contact Bob Simpson, Deputy Principal – Curriculum



2018 camps
Camps – location and activities
Year 6
3 days, week eight Term One
Woodman Point Recreation Camp, Munster

Archery, flying fox, rock climbing, tenpin bowling and ice skating

19-21 Mar
Year 7
4 days,week nine Term One
Manjedal Activities Centre, Karrakup 26-29 Mar
Year 8
5 days, week five Term One
Camp Quaranup, Albany

Coastal study, team building, sailing lessons, fishing, Anzac Centre and

Discovery Bay visit.

26 Feb – 2 Mar
Year 9
5 days, week four Term Two
Nanga Bush Camp, Dwellingup

Study skills, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, circle songs, team building,

juggling and the ‘Nanga Challenge’

21-25 May
Year 9 (Outdoor Education Training Expedition)
  Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup

Preparation for Year 10 expeditions. Students hike around 10 kilometres each day, carrying backpacks with all requirements including  food, fuel stoves and tents. 

Year 10
Kalbarri – 5 days, week ten Term Three

Cape to Cape – 5days, week one Term Four

Kalbarri or Cape to Cape expedition –  Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 

This expedition fulfils the Adventurous Journey requirements for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Students choose to hike either through the Kalbarri Gorge or the southern half of the Cape to Cape track between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in the south-west. 

Kalbarri 17-21 Sep

Cape to Cape 8-12 Oct

Year 11
5 days, week one Term One
Wharncliffe Mill, Margaret River

Transition to Adulthood camp incorporating a challenging adventure programme and developing students awareness of their responsibilities and rights as young adults.

Raft building, abseiling, climbing, caving, circle songs, and environmental interpretation

29 Jan – 2 Feb
Year 12
3 days in October school holidays
Kingstown Barracks, Rottnest Island

The Rottnest Retreat concludes the camps programme, giving students chance to reflect on their school years and mentally prepare for the final assessments/WACE exams, as well as the other challenges ahead.

Bike rides, snorkelling, circle songs, relaxation strategies, surfing and scenic flights

4-6 Oct
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