Camp programs are not just about being one with nature.
At AISM, our students are given an opportunity for growth at an outdoor venue, where they develop independence, self-confidence and newfound skills outside of their comfort zone. Students build meaningful relationships through developing their interpersonal skill, all in a safe and nurturing environment.
In the Junior School, we develop age appropriate independence through camps and outdoor education gradually, in line with the Australian Curriculum. Each class also attends at least one excursion per term that directly links to an area of study – bringing classroom learning alive.
School camps begin in Year 2, with a one night sleepover at our school. Year 3 has a 2-day camp at nearby locations, with Years 4 and 5 graduating to 3-day camps.
Our students have visited various locations including the beach area of Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan and Lumut, Perak, to small towns in Melaka and Seremban. During these trips, our young learners are empowered to explore confidently and ask questions to make sense of the world they see around them. Activities involve working their classmates and teachers, learning through experience. They also help to developing strong bonds both with their teachers and between classmates.
Middle & Senior School
In Year 6 and Year 7, students attend a 3-4 day camp in Malaysia. The themes of the camp are focused on team building, resilience and learning about the environment.
Once they reach Year 8, students attend an international camp that exposes them to service learning, which is an integral part of their pastoral care program.
Year 9 and Year 10 students attend international camps that focuses on peer group bonding, while building the excitement of being introduced to dynamic learning in a natural environment.
A large component of the camp for Pre-University students is related to the curriculum as well as Service Learning.
Year 12 students undertake a residential, personal leadership program at Trinity College, the University of Melbourne.