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Camps

Students and staff have travelled to the two extremes this week.  One trip has headed to the sunny Gold Coast to enjoy the Theme Parks and Water Slides whilst our other trip has gone to Mt Bogong for a week of skiing and snow activities.  We wish both trips safe travel and look forward to the many stories they will share upon their return. 

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Year 9 Arts Connect Excursion

Arts ConnectGroup 2 were lucky enough to have the most attractive teachers with them for the day: Mrs Jones and Mr Bessell. We had an enjoyable trip to Melbourne, with only Jasmine Tindal (getting stuck between 2 chairs) and Clayton Thompson (school shirt on inside out) causing havoc. Upon our arrival in Melbourne the students explored the gardens while our awesome teachers sipped coffee and ate muffins. Our morning workshop at the Digital Learning Hub was fantastic – hands on and engaging. We were lucky enough to compose our own music, with our tastes ranging from heavy metal to techno to Spanish. After this we lunched in Federation Square before setting off on our Amazing Race style activity. There were some very competitive groups who were almost running around the city looking for their landmarks. Once all groups became tired they engaged in some ‘retail therapy’ but nobody enjoyed this as much as Mr Bessell, who returned with ANOTHER pair of shoes! We then returned to the bus for the long trip home. We had a few people fall asleep (we have photos to prove Mrs Jones fell asleep too!) before our refueling stop at Hungry Jacks, which energized many students for the trip home. Overall, it was a great day. 

Camp Awakenings

MEeting AreaJacob Baldock, Zeke Penola and Joseph Case attended the Camp Awakenings leadership camp held at Cave Hill Creek near Beaufort  from the 5th to the 7th September. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the range of experiences provided as part of the camp and have made numerous friends with whom they wish to maintain contact. The main aim of the camp was to provide strategies for the participants to access and develop in an ongoing basis, Jacob and Zeke both want to participate in a follow up camp in Melbourne. The Bendigo Bank provided full funding for the camp plus a $20 savings account for each student and are to be congratulated on their strong support for this initiative.