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Camps are an integral part of our ‘Growing through Challenge’ programme, providing age-appropriate challenges that enhance resilience and personal growth. The programme is integrated with the core learning experiences and structured so that each builds on the personal and academic growth of the previous year.
Going on camp is part of the school year for all students from Pre-primary onwards until the Year 12 final retreat at Rottnest Island. At this final camp, students reflect on their school years and prepare for the exciting new direction ahead.
For Middle and Upper School students at the Glen Forrest Campus, there are 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 World Challenge Expeditions, in which the students are actively involved in planning their own programme focusing on both adventure and good citizenship. Our students have been to Nepal, Tanzania and Cambodia/Vietnam. You can read more about the 2017 Tanzania expedition on our school blog. The next Helena College World Challenge Expedition is to Nepal at the end of 2019.
For more information on the camps programme contact Bob Simpson, Deputy Principal – Curriculum