Senior School Camps & Seminar Week
Welcome to our new students and families starting in Senior School this year. The start of the year has been a busy one with all our students out and about in various spaces.
Year 9 went on an Urban Challenge, where they were split up in five teams competing in an Amazing Race style camp throughout the city of Sydney (with synchronised swimming just one of the fun activities they participated in).
Year 10 were hosted by Somerset Camp at Colo in the Hawkesbury, where they were canoeing, hiking and participating in other activities organised by the camp provider.
Years 11 and 12 have been in various places throughout the week for seminars, motivational talks and physical challenges.
Year 11 students listened to motivational speaker Glen Gerreyn on Tuesday, then they were split up on Wednesday for community service. Some visited Governor Philip Manor Nursing Home, and some took some sausages and cooked a BBQ for homeless residents in Emerton. Others stayed at school and made shoes for ‘SoleHope’, a charity to help make shoes for children in Uganda so their feet don’t get infected by ‘jigger bugs’. The week culminated with canyoning in the Blue Mountains and walking the Charles Darwin track in Wentworth Falls.
Year 12 went whitewater rafting on Wednesday, where everyone had a great time playing beach volleyball, before they got into the water for some rapids, and ended the day with dinner.
This week gives our Senior School students an opportunity to work with, and be inclusive of, their own Year classmates without distractions. It aims to build relationships, and provide a motivational tool to help them navigate the year ahead. Hopefully and prayerfully, when they face challenges, they can turn to their classmates for support.
A huge thank you to our staff who have been out and about with our students this week.
Mrs Lyn Jagger
Head of Senior School