At St Columba our goal is to make school camps rewarding and enriching experiences for every student. We know that for some children, being away from their families can be challenging and perhaps daunting. However, we trust that you understand these experiences to be an important part of our curriculum, which cater to the social, physical and emotional development of your child.
Year 6 students will be visiting Canberra in Term 2 2020 (25th May to 29th May 2020). This five day camp experience will ensure our students understand the importance of democracy in the development of our nation and also give them the opportunity to visit significant places such the Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia.
Years 3, 4 and 5 will have a three day outdoor education experience at various locations in Term 1 2020 (9th March to 11th March 2020). This is an important component of our program as it is an opportunity to make new friends, build the cohesion of the primary classes and have heaps of fun. Great Aussie Bush Camp (www.bushcamp.com.au) and Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre (https://sport.nsw.gov.au/facilities/brokenbay) are both excellent providers who will work with our staff to ensure a fantastic experience for our students.
The Year 2 Sleep Out program (13th November 2020) will aim to achieve many goals both in the educational sphere as well as in the areas of personal and social skill development. The camp will be an important part of preparing for the Year 3 compulsory camp program that will be off-site for two nights. Students will return to school to talk and reflect on their camp experience. Coping with one’s personal care and hygiene, organising clothing and belongings and eating food prepared beyond the home are all sound learning opportunities. For our younger students it is the difference of a days learning outside the classroom that creates the excitement and challenge.
Our Camp Program is one of the many opportunities at St Columba that help to build resilient children and build great relationships between students and staff.
Head of Primary, St Columba Anglican School