Outdoor education and excursions, or field trips, are an important part of the Australian curriculum.
There is strong evidence that outdoors and practical field trip engagements can foster independence, self esteem, communication skills and add value to classroom learning. Through the focus on peer group bonding and practical learning in a safe and natural environment, our students pick up new skills, engage in challenging activities and develop teamwork.
Junior School Camp
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 minimum 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. We hold a 2-day camp at nearby locations for Year 3, a 3-day camp for Year 4 and a 4-day camp for Year 5.
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 around them. This helps in developing strong bonds with both their teachers and classmates.
Middle and Senior School Camp
All Middle and Senior School camps are usually held in the second last week of Term 1. The focus of each camp is dependent on the year level and an integral part of our curriculum and pastoral care.
- Year 6 (5 Days)
Theme Focus: Team building and resilience
- Year 7 (5 Days)
Theme Focus: Team building and the environment which supports their curriculum
- Year 8 (5 Days)
Theme Focus: Team building and service learning
- Year 9 (5 Days)
Camp is set with physical challenges and activities that will encourage our students to push themselves to new limits. This helps foster greater self confidence and independence – both of which are important for these age groups. The camp is also linked closely with the curriculum and includes service learning.
Experiential learning in Australia for Year 10 and 11
Year 10 Trip to Boshack Outback, Western Australia
Boshack provides an experience for students to experience outback Australia. Learning in nature, students experience balance of mind and body in a tranquil and relaxing environment without the distraction of mobile phones, computers and television. The camp encourages them to focus on getting out of their comfort zone, breaking down barriers, bonding with peers, developing their leadership and teamwork skills, and self reflection.
- Team building
- Leadership skills
- Survival skills
- Raft building
- Camp cooking
- Net fishing
- Obstacle course
- Conservation and land management
- Art sketching
- Bush first aid
- Sheep mustering on foot
- Farm animal feeding
- Aboriginal culture and early settler history
Year 11 Leadership Program to Trinity College, The University of Melbourne
Our students experience an immersive urban Australian environment as well as one of Australia’s top 3 universities first hand. They are encouraged to be active participants in their learning journey and step outside their comfort zones. Participating in leadership, team work skills, public speaking and confidence building workshops, these help further develop their critical and creative thinking, communication, problem solving and goal setting skills.
- Workshops: Leadership, teamwork, relationship building, problem solving, public speaking, emotional intelligence, goal setting, exam technique and study skills
- City sightseeing tour
- Theatre evening
- Formal welcome dinner
- Graduation dinner
During the program the students are personally supported by two to three mentors who provide them with guidance and support. Mentors are friendly, high achieving university students who are specifically trained and stay on campus with the students for the duration of the program.