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Excursions & camps

 

Excursions and camps provide students with new and different experiences and the opportunity to hone their social and behavioural skills in the wider community.

Throughout the year all students are given the opportunity to participate in excursions. In the early years these may include:

  • Trips to the local state libraries.
  • Plays and other productions at the Civic theatre.
  • Day trips to the Reef HQ aquarium or the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • An afternoon at a professional sports game.

In later years excursions are linked closely to curriculum requirements.

Year 5 excursion to Charters Towers

The culmination of the Year 5 unit on Australia's gold mining history is day-long excursion to the Historical Gold Town of Charters Towers. Here students have a chance to learn about local history and gold mining in the area, witness gold mining techniques first-hand at the Venus Battery, and even pan for gold.

Year 6 camp at Paluma

Every year, Year 6 students participate in a 3-day excursion to the Paluma Environmental Education Centre. Located in the rainforest 80 kilometres north of Townsville, the camp gives students the opportunity to participate in many activities including bird watching, bush walking, historical walks, astronomy and rainforest studies. Students sleep at the centre in dormitory style accommodation. Year 6 students also participate in a range of excursion throughout the year including a visit to the Perc Tucker Gallery as part of their art studies; and a day trip to Rowes Bay as part of their environmental sustainability studies.