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2024 Kurrawang Service Trip

Year 10 Kurrawang Service Trip: A Journey of Connection and Growth

Our Year 10 students embarked on an enriching service trip to the Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School (CAPS) in the Kurrawang community, continuing a 12-year tradition of cross-cultural engagement. This trip is part of the Rite Journey program, encouraging students to explore questions like ‘What is my purpose?’ and ‘What do I have to give?’

Monday: Travel to Kalgoorlie

The adventure began with a train ride to Kalgoorlie. After settling into their accommodation, the students attended a beautiful sunset ceremony on Mount Charlotte. The evening ended with s’mores under the stars at Lake Douglas, setting the tone for the days to come.

Tuesday: Bush Day

Day 2 was filled with outdoor activities as students ventured into the bush surrounding CAPS Kurrawang. They built cubby houses and crafted mungaris with local children, enjoyed rope swings and tree climbing, and cooked stew and damper over an open fire. A sightseeing trip to the Kalgoorlie Super Pit followed, then a visit to the Goldfields Oasis Swimming Pools for a refreshing break. The day concluded with dinner, devotions, journaling, and a daily debrief.

Wednesday: School Service

On the 3rd day, our students participated in various jobs at CAPS. They helped with Jump Rope for Heart, built cabinets, sorted library books, assisted with swimming lessons, and supported classroom activities. In the kitchen, they learned the differences between greaseproof and baking paper during morning tea preparations. The evening was highlighted by a lively game of ‘Game of Life,’ ending with reflection, journaling, and devotions.

Thursday: Farewells

Emotions ran high on Day 4 as students and staff bid heartfelt farewells. After a day of service and emotional goodbyes, the team enjoyed a relaxing evening at Orana Cinemas, watching the film ‘Inside Out,’ which fittingly mirrored their experiences of the week.

Friday: Journey Home

The final day started early as the team packed up and prepared for the journey back to Perth. Before leaving Kalgoorlie, they panned for gold at Hannans North Tourist Mine, a fitting end to their adventure.

Thank You!

We want to say a HUGE thank you to Mrs. Groom, Mrs. Hasluck, Mr. Vallance, and Mr. Chapman for their dedication and support throughout the week. We are incredibly proud of our student travelers for their enthusiasm, hard work, and the meaningful connections they made during this unforgettable trip.