One of the very special offerings for our students in Term 1 is the Camp Week in Week 11. While logistically a very difficult program to implement, the importance of providing a range of options for students to explore the world outside the South Coast is vitally important if they are to be equipped to contribute to a global economy in the future.
These opportunities address many areas of learning and personal development not easily undertaken within the ‘safety’ of a traditional classroom, but are essential for students if they are to develop into resilient, resourceful and competent global citizens.
- A Mission Experience taking students to Cebu in the Philippines to work with young people from the slums and rubbish dumps around Cebu City.
- A large group of students, staff and parents travelling to Europe on a Study Tour. Countries visited will include Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy and Greece.
- An Activities camp with students undertaking a variety of aquatic and land-based activities in Adelaide.
- A Hiking trip to Kangaroo Island.
- Year 9 students travelling to Melbourne.
- Year 8 students participating in outdoor/sustainability activities at our own Currency Creek site.
- Year 7 students participating in outdoor/leadership activities at Woodhouse Activity Centre.
- Year 5 Camp to Illawonga.
- Some of our Year 10/11 students will be participating in Work Experience.
…in all, 336 students are involved – a mammoth undertaking but an awesome opportunity to get out and see the world.
Another key undertaking in Week 11 is the first of our Transition programs for our Goolwa students. Goolwa classes will be held at the Victor Harbor Campus allowing the students to become familiar with the Campus, the facilities and surrounds (further details overleaf).
Please join me in praying for safety, rich learning experiences and an enhanced opportunity to develop meaningful relationships for all of these students and staff.
Diary Date – Easter Services
Junior and Middle/Senior Easter Chapels will held on Thursday 4 April. These services are always a special community time where we address the conflict of Easter – a time of great sadness and mourning as we acknowledge Jesus’ death on the cross, but also a time of celebration of Jesus’ resurrection and the gift of new life given to each of us.
Don Grimmett | Principal