Our Year 7 students swapped desks and computers for fresh air and team building activities last month when they visited Stanwell Tops for the annual Year 7 Camp.
Nestled amongst pristine bushland and overlooking the gorgeous Stanwell Park Beach, the boys spent two days on camp as part of our Year 7 Transition Program and introduction to the Senior School.
The 2-day active outdoor learning program included mountain bike riding, problem solving and team building activities, orienteering, night games and the giant swing, just to name a few.
The adventurous activities were certainly a lot of fun and the boys had no hesitation getting involved despite the wet weather conditions. The boys were also provided with a significant educational advantage and were supervised by experienced instructors who led the education activities which complement our transition program. The program was a great opportunity for the boys to challenge themselves and practice initiative, teamwork and communication. The experience helped them to get to know their classmates and their Mentor – these important relationships are what our transition program is based on. The relaxed atmosphere and guided activities certainly proved worthwhile as the new Year 7 boys of 2017 have settled into their daily School life very quickly and are now full steam ahead with their learning. Lifelong friendships begin at Year 7 Camp.
Ms Colleen Scalone
Head of Year 7