Year 9, 11 & 12 camps: out of the comfort zone
Last Friday our Year 9, 11 and 12 students returned from Camp Week – many of them exhausted and a little changed by the experience.
Year 9 students took on the five-day Explorus Camp based in Karridale, and most approached the week with a healthy mix of excitement and trepidation. Designed to take students out of their comfort zone and enable the development of leadership, problem-solving and teamwork skills, the camp also involved plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, abseiling and caving.
Year 11 students headed to Perth for a look at post-schooling opportunities, selecting day trips that reflected their study and career interests. While some groups enjoyed tours of university facilities and participating in some courtroom dramas, others experienced the WesTrac Institute, Joondalup Police Academy, or took a tour of Optus Stadium. The cohort came together for dinner and evening activities such as bowling and a spooky tour of the old Fremantle Gaol.
The Year 12 Retreat has always been a special experience for our graduating students, and once again they returned after a break from technology and a week engaging with both their peers and teachers in Dwellingup with a different attitude. Students worked in small groups to reflect on themselves, form new bonds and prepare for the rest of the year.