Dec 17 2009
Wilsons Promontory, the southern most tip of the Australian mainland, is the location for our Year 6 ‘get to know you’ outdoor education camp. This is a very important part of our pastoral program as it allows students, both new and old to interact with one another in a relaxed, outdoor environment, whilst at the same time being presented with physical and emotional challenges.
Ninety nine Year 6 students spent a wonderful week at ‘The Prom’ taking in the sun drenched beaches, spectacular granite outcrops, natural bushlands, cool rainforest environments and rugged off shore islands.
For many of the students this was a week of firsts – first time on camp at a new school, first time away from home for a week, first time sleeping in a tent, first time surfing, orienteering, climbing Mt Oberon and believe it or not for some, first time washing their own dishes!
Despite a severe thunderstorm on our last night we were blessed with magnificent weather, which allowed us to take full advantage of the features of Victoria’s most popular National Park. Climbing Mt Oberon to watch the sunset was certainly a physical challenge but the personal satisfaction upon reaching the top and the outstanding view made the aching calf muscles all worthwhile. Surfing and boogie boarding at Norman Bay, swimming and mud fights in Tidal River will go down as highlights of the camp.
Arriving back at school on Friday afternoon having achieved many challenges, making many new friends along with gaining plenty of great memories and a bag full of wet washing ended a wonderful week at Wilsons Promontory.