Camps

Gleneagles Secondary College has camps at each year level (indicative timing shown)

Year 7: Orientation Camp        Term 1

Year 8:  Adventure Activities  Term 4

Year 9: C.B.D. Experience       Term 2

Year 10: Central Australia        Start or End of Term 3

Year 11:  VCE Camp                  Term 1

Year 12: Year 12 Camp              Term 1

Gleneagles also has overseas biannual trips including: the German Exchange, the SEAL Europe, China with trips to Indonesian or Malaysia under consideration.  World Challenge trips are also an option.

PURPOSE:

The school’s camping program enables students to further their learning and social skills development in a non-school setting.  Camps may have a cultural, environmental or outdoor emphasis and are an important aspect of the educational programs offered at our school.

AIMS:

  • To provide all children with the opportunity to participate in a sequential camping program.
  • To provide shared class experiences and a sense of group cohesiveness.
  • To reinforce and extend classroom learnings.
  • To provide a program that delivers skills and knowledge that may lead to a lifelong involvement in worthwhile leisure pursuits.
  • To provide a program that promotes self-esteem, resourcefulness, independence, leadership, judgement, cooperation and tolerance.
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