Camp Reflections…

Posted by kimward

This morning, during a class discussion, I mentioned to my students that exactly one week ago, they were all just going into the dining hall at camp to have their breakfast! It seems amazing that another whole week has passed. This week, the students and staff have been reflecting on the camp experience. The staff were so proud of all the students for their courage and willingness to be risk-takers as well as the excellent behaviour throughout the duration of camp. It was so satisfying to have all the children fast asleep in their beds on Thursday night in the confidence that they had had an exhausting but amazing first day. I’m sure you all enjoyed the photo gallery posted by Mr. Boon on the first evening.

Friday was also a wonderful day of exciting activities. Many children mentioned that ‘The Amazing Race’ was a huge highlight for them. They were practising their teamwork skills as they faced a number of challenges spread out around the campus. Before we knew it, it was time for lunch and then time to leave!

I would like to extend a special thanks to ALL parents and staff for their part in making the Year 3 Camp 2017 a huge success. To those of you who were not able to attend, thank you for preparing your children so well for the event both emotionally and in a practical sense (bed-making skills may need further practice!!). To the parents who did attend: Dane Warwick, Matthew Bentley, Lisa Tsang, Nancy Trueman, JoElle Scott, Mariana Grigorian, Adam Nichols and Steve Chitty, you were all a fantastic support for the staff and students and many of you performed well above and beyond the call of duty. To the staff who attended, Year 3 teachers and EAs and Mr. Jason Boon, along with Shann Anderson, Alice Bisley and Chris McLeay, thanks for your inspiration and your energy before, during and after camp. It is true that an immense amount of planning and preparation goes into this major event of the school year, but it totally paid off as the camp ran smoothly and was enjoyed by all! Enjoy these final photographs.

Kim Ward