Year 7 Camp @ Phillip Island Adventure Resort
Feb 8 – Feb 10 all-day

The Year 7 Transition Camp for 2023 will take place at Phillip Island Adventure Resort. The aim of the camp is to provide opportunities for students to get to know each other and their teachers in an informal, challenging and exciting atmosphere. Some of the activities offered to students will include professional surfing lessons, a giant swing and high ropes course. As an important part of the Year 7 transition program, the camp takes place early in the year. Students will participate in a camp information session during the first week of school in 2023.

Year 7 AAS Testing 2023 @ Learning Centre
Feb 16 all-day
Catch Up Photo Day @ Hope Centre
Feb 21 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Students who need to have a photo taken (or retaken) will have an activity on their Compass schedule.  Please ensure you attend the Catch Up Photo Session at the required time.

The schedule is as follows:
12:45 – 1:15 Photo retake for students and staff
1:20 – 1:45 Photos for students and staff absent from the previous photo day
1:45 Student Leadership Photos (School Captains, Vice Captains and Prefects)

Please be aware that the photographers will be packing up at 2:00pm.

Year 8 AAS Testing @ Learning Centre, Heathmont College
Mar 2 all-day

Year 8 Placement Testing

Mullum District Swimming @ Aquanation - Ringwood
Mar 3 all-day

Selected students will be participating in the School Sport Victoria, Mullum Division, Swimming Finals.

Melbourne Cable Park @ Melbourne Cable Park, Bangholme
Mar 7 all-day

All VM Students will plan and implement group activities to promote health and wellbeing and evaluate the effectiveness of their activities in building resilience, and understanding, of their own personal character strengths. Students will be given the opportunity to improve confidence, to problem solve and develop strategies to overcome challenges. The planned activities can enhance social skills through recognising and accepting personal limitations and provide students with an opportunity to work on communication and teamwork skills as outlined in the Personal Development Skills study design. The activities expose students to recreational activities that help improve fitness and wellness.

Students will be led through the OHS requirements that are implemented by the business to ensure the safe operation of the facility. Students will participate in a risk assessment of the activities being undertaken, which is aligned to Work Related Skill outcomes. Students will use their experience to complete assessments in Literacy by using a variety of text types to reflect on the program.

Young Worker’s Program
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
City Life Local Scavenger Hunt
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
12 OE: Rafting- Warrandyte @ Warrandyte Bridge Carpark, Warrandyte
Mar 9 all-day

Year 12 students will partake in a rafting journey along Warrandyte River. This excursion links with the Year 12’s first SAC and will be used as evidence in understanding Area of Study 1 (Relationships with the Outdoor Environment).

Students and staff will be meeting at RINGWOOD STATION (on the Eastland side) at 8.45am sharp. The group will then catch the 364 bus to the Warrandyte Bridge carpark where we will meet ‘Warrandyte Adventure Tours’. Students will catch the 364 back to Ringwood Station and will be dismissed at 3pm. If students are getting dropped/picked up directly from Warrandyte please make contact with Meg Dargan to confirm details at meg.dargan@education.vic.gov.au

Year 8 Outdoor Adventure Camp 2023 @ Eildon Caravan Park
Mar 20 – Mar 23 all-day

The year 8 outdoor adventure camp provides an opportunity for students to spend time in the natural environment, camping in tents, completing group activities to build belonging and teamwork, and participating in rafting, canoeing and bushwalking. This will take place at Lake Eildon and will be supported by specially trained outdoor education staff – Bindaree Outdoor Education.

Students will be required to set up their tents and camp on day one of the camp. The site of these camps will be the Eildon Caravan Park or Jerusalem Creek Campsite 7, depending on the rotation group each student is allocated to.  All campsites are equipped with toilet facilities. The Eildon caravan park is further equipped with shower facilities and much more.  Students will be rafting to the Breeze Caravan Park, bushwalking to the Jerusalem Creek Campsite and canoeing, completing group initiatives from the Eildon Caravan Park.  Students will be required to pack up their tents and camping equipment at the conclusion of the stay.

Coaches will provide travel to and from the camp, and additional cars will be present, driven by teachers, for transportation in the case of extentuating circumstances and only with full permission of parents/guardians.

Camp attendees are encouraged to conduct a RAT on the morning of camp departure, and record a negative result, to come on the camp.  If a student is feeling unwell on camp, parents will be contacted and they may be required to pick their child up.