Great Victorian Bike Ride
The Great Victorian Bike Ride is not a race.
It’s a nine-day 590km cycling and camping adventure offering a unique way to see Victoria. The Ride enjoys a fun, social and inclusive environment mixing together people of all age groups and walks of life. With 5000 riders including 2000 from school groups The Great Victorian Bike Ride is the largest fully supported bicycle event in the world, and has inspired a number of similar events around the country.
The Ride is a perfect way to challenge students, teaching them to focus, set goals and develop a sense of resilience and responsibility – a vital part of their education. Life skills · Sense of achievement, having cycled nearly 600km leading to improved self-esteem, confidence and personal growth. · Improved teamwork through opportunities presented in the preparation stages and as the group manages itself through cycling and camping for nine days. · Increased awareness of social diversity in a large community from all walks of life, brought together by a common goal. · Improved social skills from close knit living within this diverse community.
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Year 7 Orientation Camp
The Year 7 camp is held at the Rubicon Outdoor Education Centre in February each year.
The camp is designed to give students an opportunity, as they begin their high school years, to meet and immerse themselves in a range of fun activities around the themes building and sustaining friendships, teamwork, effective communication and problem solving skills, respect and resilience.
The action packed three days involves environmental awareness, rock climbing, rafting, canoeing, horse riding, orienteering and the completion of a high ropes course.
Year 8 Surf Camp
The Year 8 Surf Camp is held at the beginning of the year at Phillip Island.
All Year 8 students should attend this camp; it is a great opportunity to learn new skills or develop existing ones.
While at the camp students will have three half days of professional instruction in surfing, body boarding and mountain bike riding from the staff at “Out There Adventure Activities”. There is also initiative activities, beach walks and fishing, a visit to the State Coal Mine at Wonthaggi and possibly a hunt for fossils at Inverloch.
The main purpose of the camp is to allow students to challenge and extend themselves by attempting activities that they would not normally have an opportunity to undertake. Professional tuition will be provided and adequate safety measures in place for all beach activities. The camp leaders also wish to encourage a spirit of teamwork and cooperation across the groups. Students will be provided with camp booklets that will set out various requirements directed at these goals.
Year 10 WOW Camp
Year 10 Students take part in the Urban Camp organised by Berry St.
This camp worked around the Worlds of Work (WOW) program. Which aims to build the skills and beliefs that young people need to make successful transitions into life beyond school.
Over one intensive week, WOW takes Year 10 students on a journey that broadens their view on what it means to be successful in the changing world of work. The students take part in workshops focusing on personal development and future employment, conversations with employees from a number of Australia’s leading workplaces.
Students comments after their week at Urban Camp:
- “My week on WOW has taught me how to use my initiative and be confident in myself when meeting new people.”
- “It’s been an insightful experience because it’s shown me that workplaces in the city seem like they’d be pretty cool places to work at”
- “At the start of the week I didn’t know what to expect. I was nervous that what I said would be the wrong answer but over time I realised there is no wrong or right answer. I’m now fairly confident with talking to strangers and teamwork has played a big role in our group!”
- “This week at WOW I have gained a better idea on what success means to me”
- “Success isn’t acing something. It’s completing a goal you set”
Below are links to the final video presentations developed by the Year 10 Groups:
Group 2: https://vimeo.com/49002425
Group 3: https://vimeo.com/49003125
Group 4: https://vimeo.com/49003325
Group 5: https://vimeo.com/49002129