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Year 8 Camp

Our Year 8 students participated in a 3-day, 2-night outdoor experience at ‘Bucca Retreat’, approximately 20 minutes from Bundaberg. It was run from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 October 2020.

The experience provided an invaluable opportunity for students to interact positively and enhance their relationships with peers and staff in an informal setting. Students were able to explore their personal strengths and limitations to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others. We recognise the need for students to feel at home amongst their peer group and develop strong bonds that will last throughout their Middle and Senior school years. The quality of relationships established in the early phase of Middle School can contribute significantly to a student’s success in their education.

Activities were designed to provide students with a rich and positive experience in the outdoors. The Program promoted the development of valuable, life-long outdoor skills that students may reflect on and draw on for years to come.  This program is the second in a number of learning experiences in alternative settings, and the skills developed during camp will be built on in future camps. Activities included swimming, orienteering, a camp out in tents and many other exciting challenges.