Year 7 Camp

February 22nd and 23rd saw almost all of our 177, Year 7 Stars travel together to Deer Park in The Royal National Park for what is surely to be one of their highlights of Year 7; their first High School Camp.

Students participated in a range of activities over two days including; canoeing, raft building, damper making, a Christian discovery session, team building activities and the perennial favourite, the waterslide. The girls also got to play a variety of games at night which, if the squeals of delight were anything to go by, were also a highlight.

It was a great opportunity for the girls to get to know their peers, and teachers better, with many commenting that they made new friends over these two days and that it was a good opportunity to meet students from other homerooms.

On behalf of the girls, we would like the thank the following teachers; Ms Bakhos, Mr Roberts, Ms Carrabs, Ms Soles, Ms Farrell, Mrs Miers, Mr Gough, Ms Bailey, Mrs Stratilas, Mrs Colreavy, Mr Martin, Mr Slaven, Mr Bernardo, Ms Cox, Mrs Russo and Ms Rodwell. These teachers gave generously of their time and without their support, the camp would not have been the success that it was.  

The girls made the following comments about their time away:

  • I enjoyed being in a cabin with people I didn’t know that well.
  • I enjoyed the outside activities, especially canoeing, because many of us haven’t tried canoeing yet and although I was a bit scared, I still had a lot of fun. Overall I really enjoyed and had fun at camp, it was a great experience, as well as getting to bond with my Year 7 schoolmates.
  • I made some great friends that I can’t wait to spend more time with.
  • I enjoyed everything about camp. The service was fabulous and the food was delicious.The water slide was amazing! Thanks to all my teachers and the people at the camp, and also thanks to my parents because they paid for me to go.
  • I enjoyed camp most because I got to meet new people (from my cabin and activity group) and I got to bond with girls while doing really fun activities.
  • I enjoyed the group work because we met a lot more people and talked, when we went back to school I knew more people and got closer with them.
  • I loved the experience of bonding with one another. We all had an opportunity to get away from school, leave all of the stress behind and just do some activities that required team building skills and cooperation. I’m sure everyone made heaps of friends from the lunch table, to the cabins to the activities!
  • My favourite part was that we all got to enjoy each other’s company, and build relationships that could last a lifetime. I learnt that camp was about building our self-esteem and self-confidence, but mostly about team spirit and being a great sport.

We hope that your daughters had a wonderful time away with their friends and that they had a relaxing weekend, ready to settle into their high school routine for Term 1.

 

Laura Golding and Clare Moroney

Year Coordinator and Assistant Year Coordinator

 

 

Laura Golding and Clare Moroney

Year Coordinator and Assistant Year Coordinator