Students attend age-appropriate camps, ranging from a sleepover at School in Year 2 to a ‘get to know you’ camp at the start of Year 6 and the annual Year 6 Study Tour to Canberra.
In the Middle, Pre Senior and Senior Years, the Outdoor Education Program is sequential in nature, building on the skills developed in previous years.
Early in Term 1, Year 7 students attend a socialization camp for five days in Gippsland, offering excellent facilities and challenging activities.
Students camp under canvas for four nights and are responsible for cooking their food for the week. Activities include hiking, a high ropes course, initiative activities and a river journey.
The Year 9 program is perhaps the most challenging of all Outdoor Education experiences at Peninsula. Not only does the program run for 10 days, but students and staff also participate in a range of confronting activities with a high degree of perceived risk, designed to enable individuals to face their fears. Tutors love to see the personal growth that occurs among their students during the program. Students make their way through the Labertouche caves and tackle a high ropes course and cliff climbing. Students also undertake a wilderness hike and are self-sufficient for four days. They carry their own equipment and are responsible for cooking their own meals. Students undertake a practical conservation project under the guidance of the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Click here for information on our Peninsula to the City Program.
At Year 10 students choose from a wide variety of camps, each building on skills developed in previous years. Options include hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, canoeing, horse riding and a wilderness experience. Students embrace the opportunity to develop their skills in an environment of their choosing. The majority of camps are journey-based, requiring students to be self-sufficient for the week. They plan and prepare their own meals, carry all equipment and negotiate the unique challenges set out in the program.
Parents wishing to view the School are invited to contact our Admissions Office, who welcome enquiries at any time and will be happy to arrange personal tours for families. Telephone (03) 9788 7753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.