Is­land adventure fun

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

FOR 18 years, the Quin­til­ian School in Mt Clare­mont has held an an­nual fam­ily camp week­end at Rot­tnest Is­land.

More than 400 par­ents, staff and chil­dren took part in the camp from May 22 to 24.

The ma­jor camp event is the Golden Quokka Hunt, where staff wear cos­tumes while stu­dents try to find them and lo­cate clues to win the golden quokka.

School coun­cil mem­ber Emma Ge­orge said the trip was one of the high­lights of the school year.

“We are like one big ex­tended fam­ily where chil­dren, par­ents and teach­ers get to hol­i­day to­gether for a week­end at Rot­tnest,” she said.

School prin­ci­pal Neil Collins said the Rot­tnest trip was the per­fect en­vi­ron­ment for en­rich­ing real life ex­pe­ri­ences.

“Day-to-day ex­pe­ri­ences at school must be en­riched by real-life ex­pe­ri­ences and the school be­lieves Rot­tnest Is­land is the per­fect out­door en­vi­ron­ment for this as it has a won­der­ful ar­ray of ac­tiv­i­ties and learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for pri­mary-aged chil­dren,” he said.

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