Year 8 Newlands
This year 8 program consists of activities that will introduce the students to adventure and developing new skills. The students will spend a few nights camping under the stars but will also experience staying in cabins. The program will prepare students for their 10-day experience in Year 9. Each group will be supported by an Expedition Group Leader from The Outdoor Education Group (OEG) and a Haileybury staff member. Groups will also be joined by OEG staff members for specialised activities.
BushwalkingBe it a day's hike or a short walk to camp, bushwalking engages all our senses allowing us to explore nature and our place within it. And we always find something exciting along the way!
CampingCamping out in tents is our speciality! We love telling stories around the campfire, looking up at the night sky and creating memories that will last a lifetime!
CyclingA favourite activity among our team, cycling along a windy track together or playing group games builds resilience and independence in young people.
High RopesOur high ropes course delivers an exciting challenge with students setting their own goals and developing confidence, determination and decision-making skills.
InitiativesOur many initiatives can be large or small group activities on the land or water, encouraging social connection, negotiation, problem-solving and adaptability, all while having fun!
CookingFor many, this is the first time they will be cooking and preparing their own meals. Some discover a new passion while developing healthy habits and self-belief.
Low RopesLow ropes is the perfect warm-up for the day, with fun obsticals promoting communication, teamwork, decision-making and coordination.
CanoeingFollowing the flow of the river, we love to explore the waterways on our canoes. Working as a team, using our muscles and problem-solving together to reach our base for the night.
18th-22nd March 2024
Be at school 8am for 8:15am departure
Arrive back at school approx 3:30pm
- Bring a packed lunch for the first day (no nuts)
- Full water bottles
- Nut free program
- All items in your personal bag – loose items can get misplaced easily
- Bring personal medications (with a letter from parents regarding administration)
- Leave your phone / electronics at home