Just days after WA came out of five days of COVID lockdown, our Year 7 students headed to Point Peron Campsite in Rockingham. The annual camp aims to assist the Year 7s to transition to secondary college with a focus on teamwork, showing thoughtfulness and patience and building confidence and trust in staff and fellow students. There is also a lot of fun and games!
The programme this year included Stand up Paddle Boarding, Snorkelling, Team Games, Swimming, and some time spent in community service. Students learned to tie various knots to enable them to build a raft. The rafts were launched with some success although not all of them survived their short voyages. Pictures paint a thousand words so please see below. We were very grateful the 2021 camp was able to go ahead and has once again proved a positive way to start the year.
Here is what the Year 7 students had to say about their experience.
This year our Year 7 camp was at Point Peron Camp School.
After leaving the college on the buses, we stopped at the Rockingham foreshore for morning tea and a play on the playground and swings.
We arrived at camp, quickly claimed beds in our dorms, had lunch and then set off for our first round of Adventure Activities. We were able to do stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling, raft building, beach games and team building exercises. After dinner we had devotions with Mrs Hasluck and some games with Mr Chapman.
On day two we started with a 06:30am wakeup, breakfast and straight into our second round of activities. The same activities but our groups swapped around. We had wraps for lunch, then did our third and final round of activities. They were all so much fun! But we were all super tired by the end. After dinner of roast chicken and vegetables we had glow sports that Mr Pleysier set up for us. This was so much fun. Mrs Hasluck then did our next devotions.
We woke up on the third day to cleaning and packing our dorms up. After breakfast and a final clean, we jumped in the buses and headed to Shoalwater beach to do some community service and clean up along the beach and dunes. We managed to fill over 10 large garbage bags. We then stopped for lunch and a play at the Bibra Lake Playground before coming back to school.
We all really enjoyed camp and would like to thank Mr Pleysier, Mrs Groom, Mrs Hasluck and Mr Chapman for organising and looking after us.
From the Year 7s.