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Camps & Tours

The Year 7 camp is held at the Alexandra Adventure Resort. This camp is held very early in the year to encourage new friendships and to give each form a group identity. Students engage in a number of activities including Archery, Giant Swing, Low Ropes Course, Swimming, Canoeing, a Climbing Wall, High Ropes Course and Team Building Games.

By Year 8, forms have established themselves as a group. The Anglesea camp is designed to allow them to work together with other forms in challenging outdoor activities. On this camp students participate in activities such as High Ropes, The Vertical Challenge, Skateboarding, Mountain Biking, and Canoeing.

Three week Study Tour – Germany

This exchange is accompanied by two teachers. The group spends three weeks in Germany/Switzerland and Austria. During those three weeks, students are attending the school as well as travelling around those three countries. Students travel to the Black Forest, Bavaria (Disney Castle), Swiss Alps and many more tourist attractions.

Students also have to use German in everyday situations, eg buying train tickets, asking for directions, ordering meals.

As an ambassador of the School, the student’s behaviour is expected to be exemplary and rules are set down which are signed by the student and parents. The student is in Germany as a language student not as a tourist and is expected to endeavour to improve his/her language skills by talking German at home and engaging other people in conversation when possible.

Three week Study Tour – Japan

An important part of the School’s Japanese program is its exchange program with our sister school, Meisei High School on the island of Hokkaido. Every two years, a group of our Year 10 students and teachers travel to visit Meisei for 3 weeks. During that time, the students attend our sister school but also undertake sightseeing to various other parts of Japan, including Tokyo and Disneyland. Students are billeted with host families and then act as hosts themselves in the next year, when students from Meisei visit Ballarat in return. The program is a valuable experience for all involved. As well as developing students’ language skills, it creates deep friendships that continue long after the exchange is over.

World Challenge

Offered bi-annually, the World Challenge offers students the chance to travel across Southeast Asia, trek through the jungle, contribute to bear conservation and discover Ha Long Bay. Individual students and their team will tackle fresh challenges each day, where this once-in-a-lifetime experience proves just how much they’re capable of. Students become more than just a tourist, they are a part of a team of global citizens, embracing diversity and committed to lifelong learning.