School camps and excursions in the Junior School enhance the curriculum offerings and extend learning by exposing students to hands on experiences outside of school. Activities are developed around three key components of new environments, building relationships and developing spiritual awareness.
- Environment: Students are grouped together in an environment away from the College, performing tasks and activities that could not be done in a normal school environment. Tasks and opportunities compliment learning and are related to the curriculum.
- Relationships: It is important to create a setting and opportunity for students to socialise and develop relationships with each other and also to create a bond between students and staff.
- Spiritual: Students participate in devotional activities that are enhanced by the camp setting. Camps provide opportunities for individuals to marvel at the wonders of nature away from the pressures of daily living and to reflect on God’s part in the whole picture.
The regular program for Junior School camps includes:
- Year 1: Fun Events at School (4 hours)
- Year 2: Sleep Over at School (1 night)
- Year 3: Aboriginal Studies at Aldinga Caravan Park (1 night)
- Year 5: Sovereign Hill, Ballarat (3 nights)