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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
When: 5 days, week ten Term Three, 17-21 Sep
Where: Cape to Cape
When: 5 days, week one Term Four, 8-12 Oct
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
Where: Wharncliffe Mill, Margaret River
When: 5 days, week one Term One, 29 Jan – 2 Feb
Transition to Adulthood camp incorporating a challenging adventure programme and developing students awareness of their responsibilities and rights as young adults.
Activities: Raft building, abseiling, climbing, caving, circle songs, and environmental interpretation
When: 3 days in October school holidays
Where: Kingstown Barracks, Rottnest Island
The Rottnest Retreat concludes the camps programme, giving students the chance to reflect on their school years and mentally prepare for the final assessments/WACE exams, as well as the other challenges ahead.
Activities: Bike rides, snorkelling, circle songs, surfing