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.
In class students have created surveys on a city themed social issue and will be surveying members of the public to collect data that will inform their presentations that they will develop following this excursion. Students will likely conduct their surveys in Fed Square, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Central and Southern Cross Station.
Further location details:
- Train to Flinders Street Station, Fed Square, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Central, Southern Cross Station & train from Southern Cross Station
This incursion directly relates to the Year 8 Humanities curriculum of Medieval Europe and Black Death. Students will rotate through 4 sessions. These sessions include Crime & Punishment, Games & Dance, Weapons & Armour as well as Tournament.
Students will study and evaluate the health of our local waterway, the Dandenong Creek. Students will learn about the urban water cycle and freshwater ecology while completing a realistic scientific investigation including practical sampling of creek water and wildlife from a local site.
In class time, students will participate in water testing and sampling, working to plan, conduct and present their own findings, developing their knowledge of biological concepts and their scientific inquiry skills.
Students will be visiting KIOSC at Swinburne University (Wantirna Campus) to conduct experiments related to the Unit 3 Biology course.
Results collected on this day will be used to complete the SAC for this Area of Study.
Students will attend Melbourne Legacy’s 91st ANZAC Commemoration Service for Students on the forecourt of the Shrine of Remembrance. They will learn about the impacts of war and how it has impacted Melbourne as a society. Students will also learn about the significance of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne culture. Students will also walk through the grounds of the Shrine of Remembrance.
Afterwards, students will explore Alexandra Gardens, Royal Botanical Gardens, Birrarung Marr and Federation Square.
Further details on location:
- Train to Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, Shrine of Remembrance, Alexandra Gardens, Royal Botanical Gardens, Birrarung Marr & train from Flinders Street Station
Students will complete classes until lunchtime followed by the College Cross Country in the afternoon. This is a whole school event and all students are expected to participate as a runner or walker. Students that do not have parental consent to leave the school grounds will still participate in the event but will participate in a modified activity within the school grounds. There is no cost associated with this event.