Last week our 7s and 11s took a break from routine and travelled to the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre at Currimundi. They completed separate programs suited to their developmental and social needs and had a wonderful time taking advantage of perfect weather and action-packed activities.
Our Year 7s had a brilliant time away, their experiences truly fostering the Unite program’s theme, which was teamwork. Students were able to build interpersonal skills through a range of activities, such as kayaking, rock climbing, high & low ropes, alpine challenge and the giant swing. Our camp instructors continually commented upon the excellent behaviour and attitude of our students as they navigated their way through tasks designed to be physically and mentally challenging. There was a marked progression in our students working together harmoniously over the course the 3 days, and their positive encouragement of one another was pleasing to witness. Well done Year 7 and what a way to start our Secondary schooling journey!
Ms Emily Newton, Year 7 Coordinator
Year 11 students spent three days on the beautiful sunshine coast, pushing their boundaries, learning to work as a team and discussing the qualities of good leadership. Some of the activities included caving, high ropes courses and stand-up paddle boarding. Several of the activities incorporated elements of teamwork and leadership and it was great to see our students working together and supporting each other. I would also like to thank the year 11 students for their excellent behaviour on camp and their positive involvement in all their activities. Great job guys!
Mr Luke Hoyne, Senior Coordinator
A special thank you must also be extended to our Camp Coordinator Mr Michael Byrnes, who worked tirelessly to ensure this was such a positive and organised experience for our students. Appreciation must also go to our teachers who attended, giving up time from their families to provide this enrichment for our students.