Ex­pe­ri­ences be­yond the class­room at Sa­cred Heart Col­lege

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One of the learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences Sa­cred Heart Col­lege stu­dents re­ally en­joy are the an­nual camps sched­uled for each of the year lev­els.

The camps are de­signed to fo­cus on dif­fer­ence as­pects of learn­ing for each age group.

The Year 7 camp, held not long af­ter school starts each year, sees the new sec­ondary stu­dents travel to Kyne­ton to the Campaspe Downs Ad­ven­ture Camp.

The stu­dents en­joy ab­seil­ing, archery, bush walk­ing, raft build­ing and, the favourite, the fly­ing fox.

This camp is about get­ting to know each other at the be­gin­ning of year seven and build­ing re­la­tion­ships that will last through­out sec­ondary school.

The Year 8s head off to Phillip Is­land for their camp, to en­joy three days of beach ac­tiv­i­ties.

This camp gives the stu­dents a change to en­joy an en­vi­ron­ment they may not get to ex­pe­ri­ence very of­ten. Ca­noe­ing, raft mak­ing, ropes cour­ses and fly­ing foxes are some of the ac­tiv­i­ties the stu­dents en­joy.

One of the high­lights of a stu­dent’s time at Sa­cred Heart Col­lege is the Year 9 camp to the North­ern Ter­ri­tory.

Some of the ex­pe­ri­ences that are en­joyed on this 8 day camp in­clude vis­its Edith Falls, Kather­ine Gorge, Kakadu and the Tin­dal Air Base.

The stu­dents camp in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions and re­ally en­joy their time away, ex­pe­ri­enc­ing new things and learn­ing about them­selves at the same time.

The fo­cus for the Year 10 stu­dents on their camp is to build con­fi­dence and de­velop skills in work­ing as a team.

They do this while ex­pe­ri­enc­ing chal­leng­ing out­door ac­tiv­i­ties in the Vic­to­rian Alpine coun­try, in­clud­ing ab­seil­ing, bike rid­ing, bush walk­ing at Mount Buf­falo and a cave climb.

Ca­reers, com­mu­nity and cul­ture is the theme for the Year 11 camp to Mel­bourne.

Stay­ing in the CBD, the stu­dents visit the Ca­reers Expo, Mel­bourne Univer­sity, Eti­had Sta­dium and The Big Is­sue and ex­pe­ri­ence Mel­bourne’s food and street cul­ture.

To be­gin their fi­nal year of sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion the Year 12 co­hort par­tic­i­pates in a re­treat to Har­ri­etville.

They stu­dents have mo­ti­va­tional, re­flec­tion and goal set­ting ses­sions and lis­ten to the ex­pe­ri­ences of the prior year’s stu­dents.

They re­turn to school stim­u­lated to work hard and push them­selves to achieve their po­ten­tial.

School camps are a great ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar pro­gram and an im­por­tant part of the school cal­en­dar.

They are a great ac­tiv­ity to pro­mote work­ing in a team, to learn about oth­ers and to build strong re­la­tion­ships form­ing an in­valu­able part of the cur­ricu­lum at Sa­cred Heart Col­lege.

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